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Introduction to R

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Overview

In this introduction to R, you will master the basics of this beautiful open source language, including factors, lists and data frames. With the knowledge gained in this course, you will be ready to undertake your first very own data analysis. With over 2 million users worldwide R is rapidly becoming the leading programming language in statistics and data science. Every year, the number of R users grows by 40% and an increasing number of organizations are using it in their day-to-day activities. Leverage the power of R by completing this free R online course today!

Syllabus

Chapter One: learn how to use the console as a calculator and how to assign variables
Chapter Two: Learn how to create vectors in R, name them, select elements from them and compare different vectors.
Chapter Three: Learn how to work with matrices in R
Chapter Four: Learn how to create, subset and compare matrices.
Chapter Five: See how to create a data frame, select interesting parts of a data frame and order a data frame according to certain variables
Chapter Six: This final chapter will teach you how to create, name and subset these lists

Reviews for Datacamp's Introduction to R
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Antonio S
1.0 2 years ago
Antonio partially completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I took the course "Writing Functions in R" at DataCamp. It was pretty good and I was very satisfied with the contents. The teachers were both excelent.

But problems came when I tried to cancel my subscription. First I did it from the account settings and apparently was all right. End of story. But a few months later I unpleseantly found out that my subscription had been automatically reactivated!! I wrote an email to the DataCamp support team. They replied to me arguing that I had been to select the option "Forever" within the "Pause subscription" menu.

So, if you do not select “forever” in that hide option within the account settings–whose existence you could not know beforehand–, your account automatically reactivates. It is definitely a tricky ugly ruse to force the customer to pay. Unbelievable and unaccpetable. Very disappointing.
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Jeff P
3.0 a year ago
by Jeff completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This one is fine but I would not recommend next courses. I've canceled my subscription. Difficulty level seems to be not too consistent and some of the exercises are "out of context" without little of explanation of practical uses. I would also appreciate more videos.
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Anonymous
1.0 12 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Course was good but after i cancelled my membership they reactivated it 3 months later and charged me. I think they reactivate cancelled memberships as standard practice, easy for them if you used paypal.
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John C
5.0 a year ago
by John completed this course.
Hands down the best way to learn R. Extremely informative and clearly written lessons that provide the right balance of instruction and challenge. I would recommend DataCamp (and have) to anyone looking to learn the functional skills for a career in data science.
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Rodolphe L
5.0 a year ago
by Rodolphe completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This course is very well designed. You alternate between small videos (3mins) and small exercises through an interactive console. The teachers are experts in their fields and the video and audio are professional (compared to many other courses).

I truly enjoy Datacamp, I use it quite often.

To be honest, I post this advice because I received a mail from Datacamp asking me to do it, probably spotting that I'm an happy user. But I have nothing to win about it so this post is honest and I hope that anyone looking to learn R will follow this course, it's a good choice.
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Anonymous
5.0 a year ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Datacamp classes give you a really nice walk through of the concepts with coding examples in the language with talks in between sections that provide a clear overview of the topic.

You're not going to be an expert after taking a section but will know where to look and also build on familiarity with the language. Much better than just reading about code in a textbook or taking on a huge project with no idea where to start.
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Amalik A
4.0 a year ago
by Amalik completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Course for absolute beginners. Nothing more, nothing less. Basic but valuable.

This course is supposed to stand as an introduction to the full R course, so there is nothing surprising about the fact that it is very easy. Great to start.
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Anonymous
5.0 a year ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Great course to start with R in data science. I'm 5 courses in at this point and love the DataCamp model of using video and coding exercises together. For me, it is the best tool out there.
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Kaya L
5.0 a year ago
by Kaya completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A great course to learn multiple forms of data as an initial step of R programming.

It only took 4 hours to go through all the course.

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Monal J
4.0 a year ago
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