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  • 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 univariate and bivariate 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 factoring, pivoting, aggregating, merging, and dealing with missing values, on example datasets

R Programming Fundamentals, focused on R and the R ecosystem, introduces you to the tools for working with data. You’ll start by understanding 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 book, you’ll have completed an entire data science project of your own for your portfolio or blog.

  • Get to grips with data cleaning methods
  • Explore statistical concepts and programming in R, including best practices
  • Build a data science project with real-world examples
Page Count 206
Course Length 6 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781789612998
Date Of Publication 27 Sep 2018


Kaelen Medeiros

Kaelen Medeiros is a content quality developer at DataCamp, where she works to improve course content and tracks quality metrics across the company. She also works as a data scientist/developer for HealthLabs, who develop automated methods for analyzing large amounts of medical data. She received her MS in biostatistics from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2016. Outside of work, she has one cat, listens to way too many podcasts, and enjoys running.