FutureLearn: Introduction to R for Data Science

 with  Mark D. Ward

Work with airline data to learn the fundamentals of the R platform.

We live in a data-driven world. This course is relevant to learners who are interested in analyzing data that is pervasive across disciplines.

Have you ever wondered how data-driven decisions are made across airlines? This course will use airline data to demonstrate key concepts involved in the analysis of big data.

The emphasis of this course is on using the R platform to manage data. No prerequisites are necessary. Beginners in using R are welcome. The course serves are an introduction to the R software and lays the foundation for any learners who would like to begin studying data science and its applications.

The introductory material here prepares students to take more advanced courses related to data science, such as machine learning and computational statistics.

What topics will you cover?

  • Downloading, installing, and using the R platform, including R studio
  • Importing and visualizing data
  • Concepts from R, including vectors, functions, data frames, strings, dates, and lists
  • Transforming, cleaning, and verifying data
  • The suite of apply functions
  • Case study of ASA DataExpo 2009 “Airline on-time performance”

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Import data into R and visualize data
  • Use vectors and vectorized functions, including some of the apply functions
  • Manipulate data into desired formats, including cleaning and verifying data
  • Predict business performance
  • Make data-driven decisions about your industry

Learners are expected to download, install, and use the R platform. Prior knowledge or experience with the R software is not necessary.

Learners are expected to download, install, and use the R platform. A desktop or laptop computer is also needed to take this course as opposed to a mobile device.

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Subject Data Science
Institution Purdue University
Provider FutureLearn
Language English
Certificates $49 Certificate Available
Hours 4 hours a week
Calendar 4 weeks long
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