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Introduction to R Programming (2 Day Class)

Class Sessions

Date Location Cost
  • Thu Mar 12, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Fri Mar 13, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cardinal Hall at Redwood City C144 (IT Training Room) $675

Class Code

ITS-2517

Class Description

This two-day training course will help you to learn the practical aspects of the R programming language. Hands-on labs will allow attendees to immediately apply their theoretical knowledge in practice. R has various packages covering a wide range of topics such as econometrics, finance, and time series. R has best-in-class tools for visualization, reporting, and interactivity, which are as important to business as they are to science. R is well-suited for scientists, engineers, and business professionals.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of programming.

Course Topics Include:

  • What is R?
  • Introduction to Functional Programming with R
  • Managing Your Environment
  • R-Type System & Structures
  • Extending R
  • Read-Write & Import-Export Operations in R
  • Statistical Computing Features in R
  • Data Manipulation & Transformation in R
  • Data Visualization in R
  • Using R Efficiently
  • Lab Exercises

 

During and at the end of each session, hands-on exercises will be practiced to: 

  1. Building data frames, selecting specific rows and columns, adding columns, and applying functions on columns that contain date values
  2. Downloading public data into R, applying manipulation functions on data records, and summarizing insights from data
  3. Merging datasets by foreign keys, reshaping datasets, selecting random samples from data-frames, and aggregating columns by other columns.
  4. Creating different data visualizations and saving them in different formats.
     


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