About this Specialization

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R is a programming language and a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics, widely used by data analysts, data scientists and statisticians. This Specialization covers R software development for building data science tools. As the field of data science evolves, it has become clear that software development skills are essential for producing and scaling useful data science results and products. This Specialization will give you rigorous training in the R language, including the skills for handling complex data, building R packages, and developing custom data visualizations. You’ll be introduced to indispensable R libraries for data manipulation, like tidyverse, and data visualization and graphics, like ggplot2. You’ll learn modern software development practices to build tools that are highly reusable, modular, and suitable for use in a team-based environment or a community of developers. This Specialization is designed to serve both data analysts, who may want to gain more familiarity with hands-on, fundamental software skills for their everyday work, as well as data mining experts and data scientists, who may want to use R to scale their developing and programming skills, and further their careers as data science experts.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
13%
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
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Subtitles: English, French, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic, Vietnamese, German, Georgian, Estonian, Thai, Japanese, Nepali...
Learner Career Outcomes
46%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
13%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, French, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic, Vietnamese, German, Georgian, Estonian, Thai, Japanese, Nepali...

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

The R Programming Environment

4.4
stars
997 ratings
270 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Advanced R Programming

4.3
stars
494 ratings
122 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Building R Packages

4.1
stars
195 ratings
52 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Building Data Visualization Tools

3.9
stars
144 ratings
38 reviews

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  • Some programming experience (in any language) is recommended. We also suggest a working knowledge of mathematics up to algebra (neither calculus or linear algebra are required).

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  • You will be able to use R to create new data science tools as part of a team or a community of developers. You will be able to build R packages, develop custom visualizations, and apply modern software development tools to create reusable code for solving data science problems.

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