Introduction to R for Data Science

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This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science.

R is rapidly becoming the leading language in data science and statistics. Today, R is the tool of choice for data science professionals in every industry and field. Whether you are full-time number cruncher, or just the occasional data analyst, R will suit your needs.

This introduction to R programming course will help you master the basics of R. In seven sections, you will cover its basic syntax, making you ready to undertake your own first data analysis using R. Starting from variables and basic operations, you will eventually learn how to handle data structures such as vectors, matrices, data frames and lists. In the final section, you will dive deeper into the graphical capabilities of R, and create your own stunning data visualizations. No prior knowledge in programming or data science is required.

What makes this course unique is th...

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science.

R is rapidly becoming the leading language in data science and statistics. Today, R is the tool of choice for data science professionals in every industry and field. Whether you are full-time number cruncher, or just the occasional data analyst, R will suit your needs.

This introduction to R programming course will help you master the basics of R. In seven sections, you will cover its basic syntax, making you ready to undertake your own first data analysis using R. Starting from variables and basic operations, you will eventually learn how to handle data structures such as vectors, matrices, data frames and lists. In the final section, you will dive deeper into the graphical capabilities of R, and create your own stunning data visualizations. No prior knowledge in programming or data science is required.

What makes this course unique is that you will continuously practice your newly acquired skills through interactive in-browser coding challenges using the DataCamp platform. Instead of passively watching videos, you will solve real data problems while receiving instant and personalized feedback that guides you to the correct solution.

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Suellen Cavalheiro

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 10 months ago
Great course! It enabled the creation of a solid foundation of knowledge in programming R. All activities really help reinforce text and video content.
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Judith Nathanail

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 10 months ago
Excellent starting point for R - includes the very basics and then develops skills at a manageable pace. Provides links to more information. Really enjoyed it and recommend to anyone wanting to get started with R.
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Luis Gustavo Hernández Collado

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 11 months ago
Excellent course! A great starting point if you want to learn about Data Science or start dwelving into R language. Looking forward for the next courses in Data Science and R offered by Microsoft!
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Tinei Shamu

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years ago
The course is good. The instructor is clear and the labs help to get a handle on the concepts. Some of the concepts are not so easy to grasp but the additional material helps. The exam was challenging but good as well.
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Chue C

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 1 month ago
Course content for basic R is good. Instructor explains the concepts well on the various basic R course and how to use them. The exam can be improved by having more questions that allows the student to type in the code at his/her own free will.
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Letetia A.

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 1 month ago
This course was presented very well. I am pleased with the content presented and the lab exercises and quizzes. The Final exam was challenging but it tested all the material very well. The presenter also made the course very interesting and the lengths of the videos were quite manageable. I also liked the format of the R console presented in Data Camp. Definitely a great beginner to intermediate course in R.
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Abi Oriade

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 1 month ago
I had no experience with R but the lab exercises and the knowledge checks reinforced my knowledge. The exam was difficult but I'm glad I understood the fundamentals for R.
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Kari Jo Freudigmann

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 2 months ago
I had no previous knowledge about R and passed this class with an 86%. The exam was difficult in remembering some of the detailed concepts from early on, but I feel like my overall understanding of R has greatly increased.
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David Gana

8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 3 months ago
The course content was a good introduction to R for those with no programming experience. As a first timer, the exercises were very useful in testing and reinforcing the contents of the course.
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Avin D

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 3 months ago
Great course to get started with R. Exceptional instructional videos are available, along with labs which put in place the theory learnt. This course will teach you everything you need to get comfortable.
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Rafael Koraicho

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 4 months ago
Excellent course for starters, the content is simple and easy to follow. I think the only miss is that the platform should suggest you the continuation as soon as you finish
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 4 months ago
Excellent course for beginners.The fundamentals of R are explained very clearly. The course content is very useful and it is also organized perfectly. I loved taking this course!
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2 years, 4 months ago
It is Pertfect! This test must be at least 150 characters long, so I decided to add some extra letters to it. Now it must be enough! BTW, the course is really cool!
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2 years, 4 months ago
Course is perfectly organised.. Awsome! I enjoyed the course. I recommend this to others who are interested in data science and/or R.. Course is perfectly organised.. Awsome! I enjoyed the course. I recommend this to others who are interested in data science and/or R..
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2 years, 4 months ago
The course is taught well. If data loading from excel sheet and text files is also provides, then it will be good. The final exam is a sought of bit easy. The difficulty level should be increased. The problems of 200 XP are some what confusing. Clarity of the question is missing. The rest of course is excellent, content, instructor etc
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Wilfrid Ntalaja Mutombo

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 4 months ago
The course was well taught with a lot of quizzes and interactive exercises. The final exam was very challenging compare to the level of the quizzes. But I think I learned a lot in this course and I will not be scared anymore to work in R.
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Anjali Wani

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
This is an excellent course to start with Data science basics. The videos are very clear and easy to understand. Lectures with quizzes and lab exercises make understanding of a programming language better. Thanks DataCamp and Microsoft to make such a great introductory course!!
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Peter Meij

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Great way to learn the basic concepts and language constructs of R. The combination of brief videos, quizzes and DataCamp lab environments provides a nice variation. Also, it's great that the course is not overly drawn-out in length, so with a bit of effort you can do it in 8-12 hours!
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R Noobie

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Excellent course, Fillip's script was carefully written and well presented. The quiz and labs reinforced and extended what was taught. The exam was challenging but manageable. The 4-minute limit per question on the exam adds a bit of tension, but altogether the final was reasonable. This is a very well designed and helpful course for anyone new to R. Highly recommended. It required 16 hours for me to complete.
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Duman Nurkhamitov

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
It is the best course for beginners in R! Looking forward to learning necessary packages for scorecard development! Best Regards, Duman Nurkhamitov Kazakhstan
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F Cobb

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Excellent introductory course, introduces the basic concepts and R framework that allowed me to begin manipulating and graphing data, as well as pursuing more advanced courses. Great Labs!
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Well-structured course for beginners to R and those with little programming knowledge. Reasonable pace with helpful interactive coursework that provides useful feedback.
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9/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 5 months ago
A very much interesting course to help in acquiring more knowledge in ICT,thanks to instructor for doing a great job.
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Gregory Taketa

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Fun, easy, and straight-to-the-point. Labs are interactive and fun to do. I've taken another R course elsewhere which had too many digressions and navel-gazings. If I were teaching Data Science in R, I'd have my students use this course first.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
This was a clearly laid out introduction to the R language. I used R over 10 years ago, but have had little programming experience since. I was able to understand the concepts and complete the course quickly.
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2 years, 5 months ago
It's one of the best online courses I have ever taken so far. The material is very well organized and easy to understand. The instructor does possess an awesome manner of presenting knowledge to the public, speaks clearly and not too fast which does help a lot the people from non-English speaking countries. Only one remark regarding the final exam: for some of the problems we have to use a list of predefined operations / commands and there is not any option to change it using your own alternative way for solving the task. Thank you once again for offering such great courses! I already applied for my verified certificate for this course and I am going to the next one.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
The course was very educative for me. The contents and the phase of the course encouraged me to try and know more. I think its a great course for any non-programmer who is interested in learning a bit of data analysis.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
It's a pretty good introduction of R for someone like me who had none experiences with programming language. The interactive platform for exercises is fun! Hope to have more courses in the sequence to continue the learning process.
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2 years, 6 months ago
This course is an amazing introduction to R; it introduces all the basics in a fun and easy to learn method. I recommend it to anyone who wants to start with this language and discover the world of Data Science.
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2 years, 6 months ago
Excellent beginner course as I had not previously used any R programming. The exam was very different from anything in the course. I took it without studying or organizing any notes for use during testing and did terrible. Thankfully, if you do well on the Labs and Quizzes, it does not take many points on the exam to pass the course. I recommend completing the corresponding lab before answering the quiz questions you are unsure of as the lab often clarifies points of uncertainty. I liked that the instructor was easy to understand; he had an accent to me but was very clear. I learned a lot, but would need to be able to access the notes or other resources to program. I have not retained the info taught for immediate recall as required on the test. The programming exercises were really worthwhile.
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