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

2 hours
Beginner
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop 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 Science

  • Data Type

  • R Programming

  • Data Analysis

  • Data 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

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