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About the Course

When working in the data science field you will definitely become acquainted with the R language and the role it plays in data analysis. This course introduces you to the basics of the R language such as data types, techniques for manipulation, and how to implement fundamental programming tasks. You will begin the process of understanding common data structures, programming fundamentals and how to manipulate data all with the help of the R programming language. The emphasis in this course is hands-on and practical learning . You will write a simple program using RStudio, manipulate data in a data frame or matrix, and complete a final project as a data analyst using Watson Studio and Jupyter notebooks to acquire and analyze data-driven insights. No prior knowledge of R, or programming is required....

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Jan 29, 2022

Very good materials, clear and precise. Very useful for anyone with a knowledge of another programming language and very easy to understand for begineers. Highly recommended.


Aug 18, 2023

Great content, perfectly structured for the once who already know programmig. Beginers may need to revise/practice more to keep up with the topics.

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By Joti R B A R

Mar 20, 2023

It was a wonderful experience with Coursera. Thank you

By Bahareh K D

Aug 15, 2021

It was clear and professional. Thank you so much

By Bismark S

Oct 27, 2023

A very good course to help data scientists

By Charles B

Nov 30, 2022

The IBM Skills Lab can be difficult to use

By Susan W

May 7, 2023

very informative,

By asma

Jun 18, 2022

Thank you

By Asad A

Jan 19, 2023



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By Dr. M N K

Jan 6, 2023

I have done many MOOCs over the years but doing IBM certification for data analytics is a very different experience on Coursera. This certification is designed and envisioned by those without experience in adult learning/pedagogy/course design. The result is frustration. They may have outsourced different components of courses; someone who wrote the transcripts had nothing to do with those responsible for designing projects and evaluations. Adding more icing on the cake, they have kinda forced learners to use Jupyter for R-related work in Watson Studio, which has been a total pain.

By Ian M

Jun 11, 2022

A lot of information is technically there, but some things like the end of course peer-graded assignment feel disjointed and aren't as clear as they could be.

By Amy P

Dec 14, 2021

I had alot of problems with the labs and I encountered questions and things in the labs that wouldn't even be introduced until a few videos later.

By Karen Y B A

Oct 18, 2022

Excelente curso. Pero la última evaluación se entendió muy poco

By Christopher A

Jun 29, 2023

Course feels rather disjointed and not logically organized. Also, while it is designated as a beginner's course, this feels like a course that is more intermediate and assumes that you have some familiarity with the R environment and coding terminology. I have a PhD and have experience with data analysis (for example, using SPSS), and I found it difficult to follow the videos and lab instructions. I can't imagine what the course would be like for someone with no such knowledge.

By Jennifer F

Oct 20, 2023

As the subject matter got harder there was no one to ask for help. the computer generate question and answer does not understand the questions, so it does not give a helpful answer. went to several outside sources and still didnt understand the subject matter.

By angelle h

May 25, 2024

Extremely difficult

By Liam O (

Dec 28, 2021

Moves too fast, the exercises they have are broken links (the website has said under maintenance for over a week now). The videos are quickly done, here is what the end product looks like, and let's move on, and there is very little material to help learn R. If you're hoping to learn beginning coding, forget it. Basically, you spend about 30 minutes watching videos rapidly go by and keep taking the quizzes until you pass. The design really needs to be redone, this so far is the worst course I have taken on Coursera.

By Rob I

May 8, 2023

You can tell when something has gone sideways when the forum question count for each module go along the lines of : M1 = 10, M2 = 20, M3= 10ish M4=20ish M5 = 350 threads. The training was not executed very well. Good Luck.

By Z M

Aug 20, 2022

Jumps around a lot, doesn't give all information needed to complete the final assignment.


Mar 4, 2023

El laboratorio tenía muchas fallas, faltó dar a entenderse mejor.