I'm just starting to work with an SQLite database in R, using RSQLite and
I'm looking for an overview or explanation of how SQLite data types are, or are not, related to data types in R. For example, if I have an SQLite database with a table that contains INTEGER and TEXT columns, when I read that table into R (e.g. using
dbReadTable, will the data types translate such that I now have an R data frame with integer and character columns, respectively? Will SQLite NULL values become NA's in R? Is there any equivalent to R's "factor" data type in SQLite?
These are the types of questions I'm interested in, but really I just feel like I need to get a broad understanding/overview of how the SQLite/R transition will work. I apologize if some of these questions seem really basic! I have pretty extensive experience in R, but I'm very new to databases and to SQLite in particular, so if any of those questions don't make sense, it's probably because I'm misunderstanding something on the database side of things.