Introduction to R for Data Science - Microsoft

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  • Course
  • Online
  • When:
    01/04/2017
Description

Learn the R statistical programming language, the lingua franca of data science.  With an apprenticeship you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: None, but previous experience in basic mathematics is helpful. 

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Where and when

Starts Location
01 April 2017
Online

What you'll learn on the course

Programming
Language Programming
R
microsoft
Data science

Course programme

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.  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 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 R programming 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.   Enjoy!

Additional information

Filip Schouwenaars Filip is the main course developer behind many of DataCamp's interactive courses. His courses and tutorials were already taken by thousands of students across the world. DataCamp has trained more than 250,000 data scientists who’ve completed over 3.7 million interactive exercises.