Importing Data into R

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Import different types of data files into R.

Scrape data from the Web.

Connect and read from relational databases.

Clock1 hour
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to read all sorts of data and import them into R, including CSV files, Excel files, data from other statistical software, the web and from relational databases. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

R ProgrammingRstudio

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. Read and import rectangular data (like csv and tsv) in R 

  2. Load and read Excel files and sheets into R

  3. Import data from the Web

  4. Read data coming from statistical software (like SAS, SPSS, STATA) and import into R.

  5. Connect to a relational database, read from a table and import the data 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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