Calculating Descriptive Statistics in R

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Calculate basic descriptive statistics for qualitative variables

Calculate basic descriptive statistics for quantitative variables

Check the distribution of quantitative variables

Clock2 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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Welcome to this 2-hour long project-based course Calculating Descriptive Statistics in R. In this project, you will learn how to perform extensive descriptive statistics on both quantitative and qualitative variables in R. You will also learn how to calculate the frequency and percentage of categorical variables and check the distribution of quantitative variables. By extension, you will learn how to perform univariate and bivariate statistics for univariate and bivariate variables in R. Note: You do not need to be a Data Scientist to be successful in this guided project, just a familiarity with basic statistics and using R suffice for this project. If you are not familiar with R and want to learn the basics, start with my previous guided project titled “Getting Started with R”.

Skills you will develop

Data ScienceR ProgrammingData AnalysisDescriptive StatisticsStatistics

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Getting Started

  2. Import & Explore data sets

  3. Frequency of categorical variables

  4. Univariate statistics for univariate variables - Part I

  5. Univariate statistics for univariate variables - Part II

  6. Distribution of Quantitative variable

  7. Bivariate statistics for variables

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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