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Introduction to R for Data Science

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science.

R is rapidly becoming the leading language in data science and statistics. Today, R is the tool of choice for data science professionals in every industry and field. Whether you are full-time number cruncher, or just the occasional data analyst, R will suit your needs.

This introduction to R programming course will help you master the basics of R. In seven sections, you will cover its basic syntax, making you ready to undertake your own first data analysis using R. Starting from variables and basic operations, you will eventually learn how to handle data structures such as vectors, matrices, data frames and lists. In the final section, you will dive deeper into the graphical capabilities of R, and create your own stunning data visualizations. No prior knowledge in programming or data science is required.

What makes this course unique is that you will continuously practice your newly acquired skills through interactive in-browser coding challenges using the DataCamp platform. Instead of passively watching videos, you will solve real data problems while receiving instant and personalized feedback that guides you to the correct solution.

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Rating 4.1 based on 28 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 2 - 3 hours per week
Starts Jul 1 (8 weeks ago)
Cost $99
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Instructors Filip Schouwenaars, Jonathan Sanito
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Language English
Subjects Programming Data Science
Tags Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics

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way too difficult in one review

Way too difficult; the lab exercises are incomprehensible.

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But if you have some programming experience I would rather recommend coursera course about R. This course is actually more like half a course, but it does that half extremely well.

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This class will give you solid foundations in the basic data structures of R, and it does so very efficiently and very well - just a few minutes of lectures and exercises and you've learnt what is needed - demonstrating the effectiveness of Datacamp's platform.

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There is no coverage on control flow, functions, or vectorized operations, which is needed for an actual working knowledge of R. I believe the intention is for you to continue your education at Datacamp, but at the moment of writing that is not free.

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Material is very basic and covers only simplest data-structures and graphics.

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Rating 4.1 based on 28 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 2 - 3 hours per week
Starts Jul 1 (8 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From Microsoft via edX
Instructors Filip Schouwenaars, Jonathan Sanito
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Data Science
Tags Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics

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