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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4 years, 2 months ago
Great course for beginners. I appreciate that the lectures where just 5-7 minutes. Just long enough without being so long as to bore. Great use of software for problems as well. Fantastic all around.
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4 years, 2 months ago
Great course! Excellent introduction to R - I hope there is an Intermediate course that I can take next! This beginner course required no prior knowledge of R, of statistics, or of programming or math pretty much at all.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
Great introduction to R, but be aware that it is nothing like Excel. You will work in a command line, so it would be helpfull to have a notebook by your side so you can writte down all the commands, they are a lot!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
excellent (re)introduction for me. no experience in R needed to begin. highly recommended, especially for its interactive and fun labs. each video is kept under ~8 minutes, and there are only 2-3 videos per week!
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
Took this as a refresher having not used R in a while and found this course was a good introduction to R. The interactive lessons were fun, there are times when you need to find things for yourself, which is good as there are no instructors to guide you when your at work using R. Overall I'm very glad I took this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
This course was a fantastic intro to the basic building blocks of R and how to work with them. The interactive lessons were especially helpful, even if there were one or two times when the instructions weren't quite complete. Overall I'm very glad I took this course.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
Course was very basic but good for a beginner course, walking through everything slowly and reinforcing. Instructor was good and sometimes it was fun turning off the sound and watching him bounce.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
I've been learning R for the last 1.5 years and have gone through several R Introductory resources. I have to say that this course is by far the best I've gone through. It will slowly build up the skills and keeps a good 'tempo' to keep learning and keep building on the skills already learned. It doesn't take a quantum leap and leave you behind in the dust. Instruction was great. I enjoyed listening to the instructor, even if a bit quirky, it made it pleasant to go through the videos.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
The course seems a little bit easy, granted it is an introduction though. The course materials are occasionally a bit confusing as they seem to be written by someone who's first language is not English, though overall it is a good course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
Great for Beginners, everything is explained thoroughly. Not out of scope, unlike other courses in other platforms. I recommend it and hope they will offer soon another course in the next level. It would have been better if all the modules would have been released the first day, in order to allow students to maximise their schedules.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
I don't easily give 5 stars on all counts to an online course, but this one really was top notch. The course put together by the folks over at datacamp.com really was fun, interesting, and truly increased my comfort level with basic R concepts. This is actually the 3rd basic R programming course I've taken online, the first was downright terrible, the second was just too demanding for people with no experience, and this one was the "Baby Bear" of the 3 - just right! I sincerely hope Microsoft and datacamp team up again and offer the intermediate course here on edx.org, I'll sign up for it immediately - and if not, I think I'll have to get an account on their website and keep going through the rest of the courses they offer.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
Very nice introduction to R. I am not a beginner and took this course to review the basics which are not explained as well in other courses. This course taught me several new things and I have a better understanding of how R works as a result.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
Great course for R beginners! The course are well organized and the practices have definitely helped me much in understanding the concepts. Highly recommend!
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4 years, 2 months ago
Excellent introductory course to R! The concepts are very well pressented, with a nice easy and fast pace. Most definitely would recommend taking this course before any other course involving R. Makes things a lot easier!
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4 years, 2 months ago
This is the best course on 'R' I have taken till now. Strongly recommended to ones who like to learn R. Very important points are covered which makes this course a pivot in learning this language. i would to learn more continue this. Data camp's online version of R is quite awesome and the way it creates web of learning with real data and story.
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4 years, 2 months ago
The tool for the exercises is great. It works really fine. The instructor is clear and the content of the course is easy to understand. Only cons, it's quite easy... but, hey, it's an introduction course !
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
This was the least intimidating and most enjoyable introduction to R in my experience. Most other courses on R were loaded with jargon and quite intimidating. The other courses covered much more ground in a similar time period as well. The pace and content were just right. I was able to complete modules without over-stretching myself- in previous courses I dropped out as I was unable to devote enough time due to work pressures. That all labs were due on September 1st also helped reduce anxiety. Overall, I learnt a lot. Thanks!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
An effective, efficient and funny introduction to R, establishing the basics and how and where to find more information. The material and instructor were excellent. I have only a minor feedback to the instructor skip the hand movements.
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4 years, 2 months ago
I find the overall course setup relevant and challenging enough to improve basic skills in R and giving the initial tools to dig further into the subject. Thank you to all the staff.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
My first time to R programming. I am not a programmer by profession. I do have some mathematical and statistical background. I enrolled out of curiosity and I really enjoyed the course. I would like to get to know more about R and to try and use it in my daily work.
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4 years, 2 months ago
Good beginner course with an good instructor. I started late (25.08) and run trough materials and exercises in day and a half. I would recommend this course to anyone is Matlab / Octave user - looking for data management / data visualization alternatives. Definitively useful.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
Nice course on R for beginners. Definitely recommendable to others. The only frustration is sometimes the activity instructions are not clear. Its going to take more time than the recommended one.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
This was an excellent course. The course materials and lectures were very clear and I learned a lot from the exercises. It was a thorough introduction to programming in R, covering all the major topics and data structures.
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4 years, 2 months ago
The course content is well elaborated and and it gives a good glance of all the functions r has in a well understandable format by the instructur and is well managed by edx.
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4 years, 2 months ago
First solid R introduction course that I encountered. Logical build up makes context principles understandable, instead of diving immediately into formulas.
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4 years, 2 months ago
Outstanding provision of key ideas, videos, exercises, examples. Definitely a smart investment of time and effort! Thank you for this exceptional course!!!
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4 years, 2 months ago
The course was nicely designed. No software was needed to install. Important basic R topics was nicely introduced. Workload in every week was moderate.
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4 years, 2 months ago
The course delivers exactly what it promised in a interactive, fun, and rewarding way. I'm eagerly looking forward to a more advanced course. Highly recommended!
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4 years, 2 months ago
It is a good start to learn R. I highly recommend this course for beginners. The assignments are all very interesting, but you can still learn a lots. The course provide some very useful extra reading material after you finish your each module class. I would like to save these suggested reading materails in my bookmarks. you can look forward it will help you when you need to use them. Very good tool. And now it is a trend to learn R. Free and open source.
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4 years, 2 months ago
Good course for beginners. Followup courses at the intermediate and advanced levels would be welcome - perhaps an introduction to the more popular statistical models and data manipulation algorithms that would be helpful in data mining and the processing of big data.
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