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
Good to be introduced in R, exercies are useful to learn the way functions should be used, but are hardly challenging. A bit more of complexity wouldn't affect the course.
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4 years, 3 months ago
Great course, I enjoyed the activities and exercises. Some of the activities were informative. One recommendation is to take time and read carefully the instructions, in order to avoid mistakes.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Just completed this excellent Intro to R course on edX. I would highly recommend it to someone with no prior familiarity with R. Instructional materials were very well put together. Very good lectures/lecturer. Good support via discussion forums.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
This course is an excellent introduction to R code. If you really want to start building the foundations to be able to code in R, then this course is a good place to start. If you're just looking for a rough-and-ready "here's how to install some packages and generate some plots", then you'd be better served by taking a different course. Overall the course was enjoyable and provided a good level of challenge. The instructor's hand gestures during his lectures were a bit distracting, but he clearly knows his stuff and was able to communicate the content well.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Introduction to R is a very great course,even though its time consuming,it ended up been worth it,I will do it again if I have to. Thank you Filip for the lecture and thanks to edx for the free enrollment.
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4 years, 3 months ago
Its a very nice introductory course. The materials are designed according to their difficulty level. It will give anybody a strong basic knowledge base in R. The course could have added some more complicated example regarding data exporting and then working with that data sets, which is more relevant in professional work.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Everything has exceeded my expectations, I strongly recommend this course. The content is perfect for beginners. The procedure the course follows is not overwhelming (the other way around, it cheers you up). The timing is good enough even if you get into the course late.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
It' s a great introduction to R, material is clear well organized and, the exercise are really relevant. I look forward to take more R courses from Microsoft!!!!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Just completed this course with absolutely no prior coding experience and this was great fun to go through and easy to understand. well done to the team at datacamp for making this easy to follow! i found the lab exercise to be really great!
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4 years, 3 months ago
In my first attempt at an online R course, we spent more time dealing with other students' technology problems, inexperience, etc. than learning about R. It was what I had dreaded that online courses would be, and I quickly dropped out. This EdX course restored my faith in what online courses could and should be, and more importantly, I finally learned R basics and will be adding it to my grad stats course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Fantastic course - manages somehow to make the basics of R quite fun, keeping you interested until you can do the cool stuff. Very well presented, and the lab exercises make you think in a way that a didactic course is unable to.
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4 years, 3 months ago
Fantastic course. Loved everything about it. Instructor was also smart and communicative. Easy to understand exercises. Lab work are perfect. Even the grading policy is one of its kind.
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4 years, 3 months ago
it was a great introduction to r. i really liked how it was taught in a step by step manner. there was slight problems with the instructions, some being not clear enough. overall now i can brag that i know r every one else
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4 years, 3 months ago
I really enjoyed the content and instructor was clear in presenting the course. As an introduction to R, it's one of the best courses around. I'm looking forward to more advance courses in R. I think edX is by far the best in the eLearning space.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
All around good introduction to R. Take this course if you are keen in R and am a beginner. It teaches the basics (vectors, matrices, lists, data frames).
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Very good introductory course. The way the content is structured allows learner to understand and apply skills quickly. Also, the length and time commitment is excellent for people who are busy with work. short videos, short hands-on but still efficient for picking up skills. Better compared to the introduction offered on datacamp. However, it is really pitched at introductory level.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Very nicely structured course. Hands-on exercises were amazing. The Videos were short and crisp, to the point. Had a great learning experience doing this course. Thank you Microsoft and Edx.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
The course gives a great intro to R and the instructor and the taks were fabulous, lots of excercises and hands-on practice. Enjoyed it, and hope you will offer some more courses on edX in the future, expecially in statistics with R and machine learning.
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4 years, 3 months ago
I had no prior experience in R or coding of any kind, so I approached the course with some trepidation. After working through the labs, I now have a clue what R is. The lessons are thoughtfully presented in increasing order of difficulty, ensuring that one understands the basics before moving on to more complex tasks. Highly recommended.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Great introduction to R.Well presented and lectured. I found the ability to stop the lecture to take notes much more use than a live lecture. Rarely I didn't quite understand the lecturer's accent for a word or 2: a quick check of the commentary sorted that out. I think this format for learning has lots of merit, in cases like R. Thanks Filip, Microsoft and edx. I look forward to more on R and other useful things.
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4 years, 3 months ago
The course covered a diversity of topics that are more than sufficient for a beginner. My overall experience was pleasant and the exercises were well organised.
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4 years, 3 months ago
As an introductory level course, the course was very good. The lab sessions were really helpful in understanding the various functions available n R. The instructor is also excellent.
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4 years, 3 months ago
I really enjoyed the course. Nicely ordered and in nice, bite-sized chunks. I've dabbled with R in the past for specific jobs but never been introduced to it in a structured way so feel I really benefited from this. I can't think of any better way of being introduced to R.
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4 years, 3 months ago
I already have experience in R but it has been a while, this was an refresher and I saw some new things. I'd also recommend it for a first time R user or anyone interested in data analysis tools.
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4 years, 3 months ago
Everything was great ! It s my first time in R programming and I hope there is an Intermediate course. Highly recommended. So thankful to Microsoft and edx .. Really great experience:)
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4 years, 3 months ago
Great course! I consider myself as a non-beginner in R, but this course show me a lot of things that I didn't know, principally because I haven't practiced...
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4 years, 3 months ago
Great introduction to R for a total beginner. Whetted my appetite for more knowledge of statistics, and for what R can do. Instructor was first rate. Enjoyed the fact that each teaching module was in 5 to 7 minute "chunks" which allowed good comprehension, but wasn't overwhelming. Hope Microsoft considers more courses on this subject!
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4 years, 3 months ago
Excellent course. A great basic course of R for someone who knows little to none about the program. If you want to know the basics, enroll in this course
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4 years, 3 months ago
Excellent overall course. The lectures are very clear and concise with appropriate examples and handouts. Quizzes and Labs reinforce the lectures and sometimes extend the information given. This is a basic course. It doesn't cover programming and just hints at statistics. If you take this course, you'll have an excellent feel for whether or not you wish to take more (advanced) "R" courses.
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4 years, 3 months ago
It is a great introductory course. In very few classes it summarize a lot of interesting and useful content. I am very satisfied and looking forward to an intermediate R programming course. Thank you for the oportunity.
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