Learning R

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  • Course details

    If you want to participate in the data revolution, you need the right tools and skills. R is a free, open-source language for data science that is among the most popular platforms for professional analysts. Learn the basics of R and get started finding insights from your own data, in this course with professor and data scientist Barton Poulson. The lessons explain how to get started with R, including installing R, RStudio, and code packages that extend R’s power. You also see first-hand how to use R and RStudio for beginner-level data modeling, visualization, and statistical analysis. By the end of the course, you’ll have a thorough introduction to the power and flexibility of R, and understand how to leverage this tool to explore and analyze a wide variety of data.


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      Barton Poulson

      datalab.cc founder & data do-gooder

      Barton Poulson is a professor, designer, and data analytics expert.

      Barton has bridged the analytic and aesthetic for most of his life, with a background in industrial design, a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology, and a deep love for data analysis and data visualization as well as the visual and performing arts. Bart is an associate professor of psychology at Utah Valley University and has studied at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and the City University of New York. In his role as a teacher of research and analysis, he has conducted hundreds of studies with his students on topics from social identity and aspirations to implicit preferences for poetry and architecture. Bart and his wife, Jacque Lynn Bell, a modern dance choreographer, live with their three children in beautiful Salt Lake City.

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  • R for data science

    - Every element of our professional lives and even our personal lives is being transformed by data. How you find jobs, how you find clients, how you organize your time and choose projects, how you decide what has greatest value and the most potential for helping you achieve your goals, all of these are different now because of the ready availability of data. But if you want to get the benefits of this data revolution then you need to know how to work with data. And one of the best ways to do that is with R, a free and an open source language that was specifically developed for exploring and modeling data to help you find the insight that you need. I'm Barton Poulson and in this course, we'll take a look at how you can get started with R. I'll show you how to install R, the R Studio environment and additional code packages that extend R's functionality. We'll see how to make data visualizations, how to wrangle data and to calculate descriptive statistics. We'll work with some powerful…

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