Course Description
About the Course
In this introductory course, you will learn about R and its ecosystem. You will learn about the evolution of R, its current capabilities & the organizations working for the development of R. You will be introduced to RStudio, a very popular IDE, the R community, and Tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed for data science.
What will I learn?
After completing this course, you should be able to:
 Install and navigate R and RStudio
 Know how and from where to get help when you get stuck in R
 Install, load, update and remove R packages
 create simple variables
 use different data types
Why learn R?
With over 2 million users worldwide R is rapidly becoming the leading programming language in statistics and data science. Every year, the number of R users grows by 40% and an increasing number of organizations are using it in their daytoday activities. Leverage the power of R by completing this free R online course today!
Who should enroll for this course?
Anyone who is interested in learning the R language.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
 Good internet connection
 Passion to learn
Course curriculum

1
Introduction

Brief History of R

R Ecosystem

Slides


2
Install R & RStudio

Learn to install R

Learn to install RStudio


3
Quick Tour of RStudio IDE

RStudio Tour  Part 1

RStudio Tour  Part 2

RStudio Cloud


4
Introduction to Variables

What is a variable?

Learn to create variables in R

Learn to use variables in R

Advantages of using variables

Variable components & naming conventions

Slides

R Script

Blog Post


5
Data Types in R

Learn the different data types in R

Learn to check data type

Learn to convert from one data type to another

Slides

R Script

Blog Post


6
Getting Help in R

Built in help system and online resources

Online resources

Getting help for a topic or function

Using built in demo and examples

Creating reproducible examples

Slides

R Script

Blog Post


7
R Packages

Learn to install and load R packages

Learn to update installed packages

Slides

R Script

Blog Post


8
Further Readings

Blog Posts

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