R Programming Fundamentals

Video description

R Programming Fundamentals, focused on R and the R ecosystem, introduces you to the tools for working with data. To start with, you'll understand you how to set up R and RStudio, followed by exploring R packages, functions, data structures, control flow, and loops.

Once you have grasped the basics, you'll move on to studying data visualization and graphics. You'll learn how to build statistical and advanced plots using the powerful ggplot2 library. In addition to this, you'll discover data management concepts such as factoring, pivoting, aggregating, merging, and dealing with missing values.

By the end of this course, you'll have completed an entire data science project of your own for your portfolio or blog.

What You Will Learn

  • Use basic programming concepts of R such as loading packages, arithmetic functions, data structures, and flow control
  • Import data to R from various formats, such as CSV, Excel, and SQL
  • Clean data by handling missing values and standardizing fields
  • Perform uni-variate and bi-variate analysis using ggplot2
  • Create statistical summary and advanced plots, such as histograms, scatter plots, box plots, and interaction plots
  • Apply data management techniques, such as factors, pivots, aggregation, merging, and dealing with missing values, on the example data sets


R Programming Fundamentals is for you if you are an analyst who wants to grow in the field of data science and explore the latest tools.

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Product information

  • Title: R Programming Fundamentals
  • Author(s): Samik Sen
  • Release date: October 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789807547