Getting Started with R

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Understand the basics of the R language

Work with the R data types and structures

Clock2 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 2 hour-long project, you will learn the basics of R programming language. In addition, you will take your first steps in the use of R programming language for Data Analysis. By the end of this 2-hour long project, you will understand how to use the R GUI called R studio. By extension, you will learn the different data types and data structures used in R. Finally, you will learn how to install packages and how to import data sets into the R studio work space. This course is aimed at learners who are looking to get started with the R programming language. There are no hard prerequisites and any competent computer user should be able to complete the project successfully.

Skills you will develop

Data ScienceData TypeR ProgrammingData AnalysisData Structure

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. R Overview: What is R and why use R?

  2. R preliminaries: Writing basic R commands

  3. Basic Data Types in R

  4. Data Structures in R: Vectors

  5. Data Structures in R: Matrices

  6. Data Structures in R: Data frames

  7. Data Structures in R: List

  8. Installing Packages in R

  9. Importing data sets into R

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

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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