Introduction to R (The Course)
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Introduction to R

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Course Info

This course includes 2 attempts.

Description

Data science is one of the most exciting and fastest growing careers in the world. The goal of this series is to help people with no background and limited resources transition into data science. It would be helpful to have already taken our Introduction, Organizing Data Science Projects, and Version Control courses. We guide you through the rest!

Learning objectives

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Describe what the R programming language is
  • Log in to RStudio Cloud and use the R programming language
  • Load and use R packages
  • Perform the basic commands you will need to start using R

Things you need to do this course

This course is designed for people with no background with Chromebooks or with R. It would be helpful if you had already taken our Introduction, Organizing Data Science Projects, and Version Control courses. But we don't assume prior programming experience. This should be a great introduction to Rfor high-school students or people looking for a career change into the tech industry. The only requirements are:

  • A computer with a web browser and an internet connection
  • The ability to type and follow instructions.
  • The appropriate accounts set up in our earlier courses.

How you will be graded

The course has a series of short quizzes, one for each chapter. You will get two attempts at each quiz and your best score for each quiz will count toward your final score. If you receive more than 70% of the points across all quizzes you will pass. If you receive more than 90% of the points across all quizzes you will pass with honors. You get two attempts at the class with each class purchase.

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If you find a bug, typo, or issue in the material, feel free to contact us using this form.

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Course Material

  • What is R?
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    Welcome to the What is R? quiz2 attempts allowed
  • RStudio Cloud Tour
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    RStudio Cloud Tour quiz2 attempts allowed
  • R Packages
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    R Packages Quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Objects in R
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    Objects in R quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Basic Commands in R
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    Basic Commands in R quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Working with Logicals
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    Working with Logicals quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Lists and Data Frames
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    Lists and Data Frames quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Writing Functions in R
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    Writing Functions in R quiz2 attempts allowed
  • R Markdown
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    R Markdown quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Getting Help in R
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    Getting Help in R quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Pushing Code from R to GitHub
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    Pushing Code from R to GitHub quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Creating Websites with R
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    Creating Websites with R quiz2 attempts allowed

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