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This course is a 35-hour program designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to R.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM    Cost: $2190
NYC Data Science Academy, 500 8th Ave, Ste 905
 
     
 
 
              

          
 
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This course is a 35-hour program designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to R. Youll learn how to load, save, and transform data as well as how to write functions, generate graphs, and fit basic statistical models with data. In addition to a theoretical framework in which you will learn the process of data analysis, this course focuses on the practical tools needed in data analysis and visualization. By the end of the course, you will have mastered the essential skills of processing, manipulating and analyzing data of various types, creating advanced visualizations, generating reports, and documenting your codes.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge about computer components
Basic knowledge about programming


Syllabus

Unit 1: Basic Programming with R

Introduction to R

What is R?
Why R?
How to learn R
RStudio, packages, and the workspace


Basic R language elements
Data object types
Local data import/export
Introducing functions and control statements
In-depth study of data objects
Functions
Functional Programming

Unit 2: Basic Data Elements

Data transformation

Reshape
Split
Combine

Character manipulation
String manipulation
Dates and timestamps
Web data capture
API data sources
Connecting to an external database

Unit 3: Manipulating Data with dplyr

Subset, transform, and reorder datasets
Join datasets
Groupwise operations on datasets

Unit 4: Data Graphics and Data Visualization

Core ideas of data graphics and data visualization
R graphics engines
Base
Grid
Lattice
ggplot2
Big data graphics with ggplot2

Unit 5: Advanced Visualization

Customized graphics with ggplot2

Titles
Coordinate systems
Scales
Themes
Axis labels
Legends


Other plotting cases
Violin Plots
Pie charts
Mosaic plots
Hierarchical tree diagrams
scatter plots with multidimensional data
Time-series visualizations
Maps
R and interactive visualizations

Final Project

After 35 hours of structured lectures, students are encouraged to work on an exploratory data analysis project based on their own interests. A project presentation demo will be arranged afterwards.
 
 
 
 
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