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R for the Intimidated

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Course Description

This course will introduce you to the very basics of R from running simple functions to manipulating datasets and creating graphs. This course is designed for people with very little or no programming experience at all.

  1. 1

    Introduction to Course and RStudio

    Free

    This chapter contains videos that walks you through what a programming language is, and how to install RStudio on your computer.

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    Introduction to this course
    50 xp
    Introduction to programming
    50 xp
    Installing R and RStudio
    50 xp
    Walkthrough of RStudio
    50 xp
  2. 3

    Installing Packages, Importing and Cleaning Data

    Free

    In this chapter, you'll be introduced to some of the most popular packages in R, learn how to import your dataset, and some techniques to clean your dataset!

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  3. 4

    Data Visualization Techniques

    Free

    In this chapter, you'll learn about the syntax to make data visualizations using some of R's most popular graphics packages.

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  4. 5

    Data Manipulation

    Free

    In this chapter, you'll learn how to manipulate your data in order to not only make better graphs, but also making your data graphable in the first place.

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  5. 6

    Final Project

    Free

    In this last chapter, you will combine everything you've learned in this course to work on a final project using the volcanoes dataset.

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