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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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
This course is a great foundation of R Data Structures and base plotting. Videos and Labs mixes are very powerfull. I definitely recommend it without hesitation.
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4 years, 3 months ago
over all the structure and the content of the course is pretty good. The instructor presentation of the course is really good. Looking forward to take advanced r programming sessions ( if available)
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Awesome course! Highly recommendable!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
It was a really great course for introduction to R programming world. It was great in introducing the basic concepts while also providing further references for more advanced topics as well. I really enjoyed this course!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Excellent course for a beginner in R. It's esay to follow the contents, and the exercises are adecuate. I will strongly recommend this course to my friends and colleagues.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
good start for the learners, instructor explains the things in detail and lab exercises would make you feel strong with what u have learnt. waiting to join few more courses in edx. very much thankful to edx i will definitely suggest this site to my friends
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4 years, 3 months ago
This is a great introduction course. It makes me feel more comfortable to go on the next level of data analysis. I strongly recommend everyone who is interested in data analysis to take this course. It does help you to get started using R in your daily job.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
course was really great, with very short span of time learned so much about R Programming Thanks Filip
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4 years, 3 months ago
The contents are very useful and it's truly helpful to have the opportunity to test your knowledge and have an immediate check of your comprehension. There is also a session on graphs that is of first relevance for the applications of this language.
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4 years, 3 months ago
Although I knew a little bit of R from exploring codes on the net, this was a great course to cement basics! The repititive assessments in a way help to drill in certain concepts. Best part was the crisp video lectures which did not bore me! Another awesome thing was no need to install RStudio or anything. The datacamp interface was very easy to use. The assessments were quite simple though, but for someone starting from the scratch, this was a great place to start! Looking forward to Microsoft and edX releasing an intermediate/advanced level course
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Course takes on all the important aspects of basic R programming and provides plenty of exercises for you to understand the whole mechanic behind. If you are a beginner in R and dont want to be, then look no further.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Overall, I liked this course. There were a couple labs that needed better instructions, but most were well structured. The material covered could be slightly increased and quizzes lengthened. The difficulty level of the labs themselves were set about right.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Great introduction to the subject! The instructor has passion for R that's for sure. I enjoyed it very much! Just the right pace and amount of work for me while being employed. Thank to all the team!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Really great introductory class that teaches the basics of R. Easy to follow lectures and assignments that are not too challenging. I am looking forward to taking some more challenging R classes now.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 3 months ago
Although I took few R courses by now and worked a bit with R, this course yet gave me the strong base to work further. If I would took it earlier, I am 100% sure it would be helpful in facing a lot of problems I had.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Excellent course. The content of the videos, mateiral and quality are above expectations. Any wanting to learn R , I would highly recommend this course and all the exercises are great and done in browser without installing any other software on the machine. Great course to get introduced R, hope Microsoft and datacamp come up with such other interesting and advanced course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
This was my first approach to programming at all, and it felt awesome! I really enjoyed performing this course even when I had zero experience on writing codes. The videos are very clear, the content is appropriately introduced and followed up, and the practices really useful. I will recommend it for sure!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Excellent course for beginners. I also appreciated the lower weekly time commitment required to complete this course. Now I feel confident to tackle courses, which progress at a higher pace. Thank you for offering this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
This course is very good for beginners, So beginners, before starting any other R programming course, do it. Previously I directly started some other course in R but it contain very less points on basics of R. After doing this course I feel very comfortable will other courses in R. Lab exercise are easy and content of course is best suitable for beginners.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Really good, very objective introduction to R. The exercises are a bit easy, but given the course level, they get you to the intended level of knowledge. Instructions are to the point, no excentric or off-topic examples to confuse your learning experience. All in all, this is, in my opinion, a course that must be taken by anyone that is starting in data science. Of corse there is much more to R, but we have to begin somewhere, and DAT204x is a very gentle first step.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
The course content is great for beginners, appropriately pitched for those of us without background in programming. The instructor, Filip, was very good. Generally clear, with some wonderfully quirky turns of phrase. I sometimes found his hand gestures a little distracting, but this was hardly a big problem. Thank you for a wonderful, enjoyable, hands-on introduction to R!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Hello everyone, it was a very interesting course, Filip is a very good instructor - nice sense of humour. Thanks for providing this knowledge. I would recommend it to anyone who is starting his journey with R.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
The course content, instructors, excercises, pace of course were all very good!! Would perhaps change a very few aspects but that is probably personal choice (minor problems with my browser, Firefox made the editing of answersa to questions slow)
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
This was a great beginner course. I had been using R in my research without having learnt the language formally, and this course really helped me clarify the basics. I learnt so many useful tips! The lectures were clear, the content well organised, and the interactive coding environment was also very helpful. I highly recommend this course, and am eagerly awaiting "Introduction to R Programming 2".
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6/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
An excellent introduction to R . The course is well-organized and well-presented but a bit short on content. The Instructions are precise and to the point. The lab exercises are good illustrations of the topic presented. The only downside is perhaps that the data used in the lab instructions are not available for download.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Excellent course with the essentials in R. Filip is a great instructor and is easily to understand the content. I encourage to take this course to everybody who wants to learn the basics in R. Congrats for the course!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
This course is an excellent gentle introduction to R. Filip is a great instructor - it's not easy to convey humor and enthusiasm just talking to a video camera, but he does. The labs were pretty straightforward, but the challenges could be a little, well, challenging for a novice. A few times I had to pop out to Stack Overflow or an R site to see how to do something. Overall a worthwhile course and a good foundation for further R studies.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Good course. Still a bit fuzzy on the methods of sub-setting, particularly data frames. Will have to create some data frames to continue practicing. Otherwise a solid introduction to R.
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4 years, 3 months ago
Its a good system for learning programming.R is rapidly becoming the leading language in data science and statistics. Today, the R programming language is the tool of choice for data scientists in every industry and field. Whether you are a full-time number cruncher, or just the occasional data analyst, R will suit your needs.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Very good basic introduction to BASIC data manipulation and plotting in the R language. It does not contain any content on statistics or the use of R for data science, but as a first introduction to R it is very good.
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