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Introduction to R

4 hr
11.9K
Master the basics of data analysis in R, including vectors, lists, and data frames, and practice R with real data sets.

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R Programming

22 hr
196
Level-up your R programming skills! Learn how to work with common data structures, optimize code, and write your own functions.

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Introduction to R

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
11.9K
Master the basics of data analysis in R, including vectors, lists, and data frames, and practice R with real data sets.

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Intermediate R

BeginnerSkill Level
6 hr
5K
Continue your journey to becoming an R ninja by learning about conditional statements, loops, and vector functions.

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Introduction to the Tidyverse

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
6.1K
Get started on the path to exploring and visualizing your own data with the tidyverse, a powerful and popular collection of data science tools within R.

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Data Manipulation with dplyr

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
4.5K
Delve further into the Tidyverse by learning to transform and manipulate data with dplyr.

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Introduction to Statistics in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
2.6K
Grow your statistical skills and learn how to collect, analyze, and draw accurate conclusions from data.

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Introduction to Regression in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
2.3K
Predict housing prices and ad click-through rate by implementing, analyzing, and interpreting regression analysis in R.

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Exploratory Data Analysis in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
2.2K
Learn how to use graphical and numerical techniques to begin uncovering the structure of your data.

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Introduction to Importing Data in R

BeginnerSkill Level
3 hr
1.7K
In this course, you will learn to read CSV, XLS, and text files in R using tools like readxl and data.table.

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Joining Data with dplyr

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
1.9K
Learn to combine data across multiple tables to answer more complex questions with dplyr.

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Intermediate Regression in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
1.2K
Learn to perform linear and logistic regression with multiple explanatory variables.

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Cleaning Data in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
1.2K
Learn to clean data as quickly and accurately as possible to help your business move from raw data to awesome insights.

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Hypothesis Testing in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
1K
Learn how and when to use hypothesis testing in R, including t-tests, proportion tests, and chi-square tests.

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Reshaping Data with tidyr

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
688
Transform almost any dataset into a tidy format to make analysis easier.

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Building Web Applications with Shiny in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
591
Shiny is an R package that makes it easy to build interactive web apps directly in R, allowing your team to explore your data as dashboards or visualizations.

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Unsupervised Learning in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
734
This course provides an intro to clustering and dimensionality reduction in R from a machine learning perspective.

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Reporting with R Markdown

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
758
R Markdown is an easy-to-use formatting language for authoring dynamic reports from R code.

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Writing Efficient R Code

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
627
Learn to write faster R code, discover benchmarking and profiling, and unlock the secrets of parallel programming.

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Sampling in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
847
Master sampling to get more accurate statistics with less data.

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Supervised Learning in R: Regression

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
686
In this course you will learn how to predict future events using linear regression, generalized additive models, random forests, and xgboost.

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Introduction to R for Finance

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
549
Learn essential data structures such as lists and data frames and apply that knowledge directly to financial examples.

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Machine Learning with caret in R

AdvancedSkill Level
4 hr
502
This course teaches the big ideas in machine learning like how to build and evaluate predictive models.

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Time Series Analysis in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
503
Learn the core techniques necessary to extract meaningful insights from time series data.

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Manipulating Time Series Data in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
409
Master time series data manipulation in R, including importing, summarizing and subsetting, with zoo, lubridate and xts.

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Generalized Linear Models in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
288
The Generalized Linear Model course expands your regression toolbox to include logistic and Poisson regression.

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Web Scraping in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
253
Learn how to efficiently collect and download data from any website using R.

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Analyzing Survey Data in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
194
Learn survey design using common design structures followed by visualizing and analyzing survey results.

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Modeling with Data in the Tidyverse

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
437
Discover different types in data modeling, including for prediction, and learn how to conduct linear regression and model assessment measures in the Tidyverse.

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RNA-Seq with Bioconductor in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
211
Use RNA-Seq differential expression analysis to identify genes likely to be important for different diseases or conditions.

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Data Manipulation with data.table in R

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
315
Master core concepts about data manipulation such as filtering, selecting and calculating groupwise statistics using data.table.

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Cluster Analysis in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
337
Develop a strong intuition for how hierarchical and k-means clustering work and learn how to apply them to extract insights from your data.

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Foundations of Probability in R

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
483
In this course, you'll learn about the concepts of random variables, distributions, and conditioning.

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Intermediate Importing Data in R

IntermediateSkill Level
3 hr
213
Parse data in any format. Whether it's flat files, statistical software, databases, or data right from the web.

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Experimental Design in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
388
In this course you'll learn about basic experimental design, a crucial part of any data analysis.

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Forecasting in R

IntermediateSkill Level
5 hr
230
Learn how to make predictions about the future using time series forecasting in R including ARIMA models and exponential smoothing methods.

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Foundations of Inference in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
319
Learn how to draw conclusions about a population from a sample of data via a process known as statistical inference.

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Visualization Best Practices in R

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
425
Learn to effectively convey your data with an overview of common charts, alternative visualization types, and perception-driven style enhancements.

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Intermediate R for Finance

BeginnerSkill Level
5 hr
424
Learn about how dates work in R, and explore the world of if statements, loops, and functions using financial examples.

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Dealing With Missing Data in R

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
256
Make it easy to visualize, explore, and impute missing data with naniar, a tidyverse friendly approach to missing data.

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Communicating with Data in the Tidyverse

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
379
Leverage the power of tidyverse tools to create publication-quality graphics and custom-styled reports that communicate your results.

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ARIMA Models in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
294
Become an expert in fitting ARIMA (autoregressive integrated moving average) models to time series data using R.

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Introduction to Bioconductor in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
139
Learn to use essential Bioconductor packages for bioinformatics using datasets from viruses, fungi, humans, and plants!

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Network Analysis in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
221
Learn to analyze and visualize network data with the igraph package and create interactive network plots with threejs.

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Linear Algebra for Data Science in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
111
This course is an introduction to linear algebra, one of the most important mathematical topics underpinning data science.

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Visualizing Geospatial Data in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
112
Learn to read, explore, and manipulate spatial data then use your skills to create informative maps using R.

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Building Dashboards with shinydashboard

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
149
Learn to create interactive dashboards with R using the powerful shinydashboard package. Create dynamic and engaging visualizations for your audience.

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Credit Risk Modeling in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
144
Apply statistical modeling in a real-life setting using logistic regression and decision trees to model credit risk.

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Dimensionality Reduction in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
191
Learn dimensionality reduction techniques in R and master feature selection and extraction for your own data and models.

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Factor Analysis in R

AdvancedSkill Level
4 hr
114
Explore latent variables, such as personality, using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses.

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Categorical Data in the Tidyverse

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
171
Get ready to categorize! In this course, you will work with non-numerical data, such as job titles or survey responses, using the Tidyverse landscape.

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Quantitative Risk Management in R

BeginnerSkill Level
5 hr
92
Work with risk-factor return series, study their empirical properties, and make estimates of value-at-risk.

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Survival Analysis in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
117
Learn to work with time-to-event data. The event may be death or finding a job after unemployment. Learn to estimate, visualize, and interpret survival models!

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Sentiment Analysis in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
170
Learn sentiment analysis by identifying positive and negative language, specific emotional intent and making compelling visualizations.

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Support Vector Machines in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
176
This course will introduce the support vector machine (SVM) using an intuitive, visual approach.

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Developing R Packages

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
121
Learn to develop R packages and boost your coding skills. Discover package creation benefits, practice with dev tools, and create a unit conversion package.

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Feature Engineering in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
163
Learn the principles of feature engineering for machine learning models and how to implement them using the R tidymodels framework.

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GARCH Models in R

AdvancedSkill Level
4 hr
139
Specify and fit GARCH models to forecast time-varying volatility and value-at-risk.

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Market Basket Analysis in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
150
Explore association rules in market basket analysis with R by analyzing retail data and creating movie recommendations.

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Bond Valuation and Analysis in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
174
Learn to use R to develop models to evaluate and analyze bonds as well as protect them from interest rate changes.

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Business Process Analytics in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
109
Learn how to analyze business processes in R and extract actionable insights from enormous sets of event data.

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A/B Testing in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
35
Learn the basics of A/B testing in R, including how to design experiments, analyze data, predict outcomes, and present results through visualizations.

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Analyzing US Census Data in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
106
Learn to rapidly visualize and explore demographic data from the United States Census Bureau using tidyverse tools.

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R For SAS Users

BeginnerSkill Level
4 hr
23
Learn how to translate your SAS knowledge into R and analyze data using this free and powerful software language.

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Analyzing Social Media Data in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
51
Extract and visualize Twitter data, perform sentiment and network analysis, and map the geolocation of your tweets.

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Hyperparameter Tuning in R

AdvancedSkill Level
4 hr
82
Learn how to tune your model's hyperparameters to get the best predictive results.

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Forecasting Product Demand in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
45
Learn how to identify important drivers of demand, look at seasonal effects, and predict demand for a hierarchy of products from a real world example.

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Financial Trading in R

IntermediateSkill Level
5 hr
37
This course covers the basics of financial trading and how to use quantstrat to build signal-based trading strategies.

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Practicing Statistics Interview Questions in R

AdvancedSkill Level
4 hr
23
In this course, you'll prepare for the most frequently covered statistical topics from distributions to hypothesis testing, regression models, and much more.

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ChIP-seq with Bioconductor in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
34
Learn how to analyse and interpret ChIP-seq data with the help of Bioconductor using a human cancer dataset.

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Programming with dplyr

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
38
Learn how to perform advanced dplyr transformations and incorporate dplyr and ggplot2 code in functions.

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Bayesian Modeling with RJAGS

AdvancedSkill Level
4 hr
34
In this course, you'll learn how to implement more advanced Bayesian models using RJAGS.

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Building Response Models in R

AdvancedSkill Level
4 hr
58
Learn to build simple models of market response to increase the effectiveness of your marketing plans.

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Parallel Programming in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
43
Unlock the power of parallel computing in R. Enhance your data analysis skills, speed up computations, and process large datasets effortlessly.

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Mixture Models in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
12
Learn mixture models: a convenient and formal statistical framework for probabilistic clustering and classification.

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Defensive R Programming

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
45
Learn defensive programming in R to make your code more robust.

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Scalable Data Processing in R

AdvancedSkill Level
4 hr
19
Learn how to write scalable code for working with big data in R using the bigmemory and iotools packages.

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Probability Puzzles in R

IntermediateSkill Level
4 hr
9
Learn strategies for answering probability questions in R by solving a variety of probability puzzles.

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Associate Data Scientist in R

88 hr
205
Learn how to use R for data science, from data manipulation to machine learning. Gain the career-building skills you need to succeed in data science!

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R Programming

22 hr
196
Level-up your R programming skills! Learn how to work with common data structures, optimize code, and write your own functions.

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Data Analyst with R

36 hr
437
From exploratory data analysis with dplyr to data visualization with ggplot2—gain the career-building R skills you need to succeed as a data analyst!

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Data Scientist in R

27 hr
58
Learn data science with R, from data manipulation to machine learning, and gain the skills needed for the Data Scientist in R certification!

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R Developer

52 hr
29
From data wrangling to developing packages, gain the career-building skills you need to succeed as an R developer. No prior coding experience needed.

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Statistics Fundamentals with R

20 hr
85
Discover the power of statistics in R. Learn the key statistical concepts, topics, and techniques used by data scientists and statisticians every day.

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Statistician with R

52 hr
26
A statistician collects and analyzes data and helps companies make sense of quantitative data, including spotting trends and making predictions.

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Data Visualization with R

12 hr
96
Bring your data into focus with data visualizations in R using ggplot2. Learn the graphical and plot-building skills to tell better data stories.

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Machine Learning Fundamentals in R

24 hr
62
Predict categorical and numeric responses via classification and regression, and discover the hidden structure of datasets with unsupervised learning.

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Quantitative Analyst with R

67 hr
13
Ensure portfolios are risk balanced, help find new trading opportunities, and evaluate asset prices using mathematical models.

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Data Manipulation with R

16 hr
95
Take the pain out of data manipulation using dplyr and tidyr. Learn how to transform, sort, and filter your data, ready for quick analysis.

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Analyzing Genomic Data in R

16 hr
22
Start exploring the world of computational biology with essential Bioconductor packages and workflows for next-generation sequencing data analysis.

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Time Series with R

25 hr
38
Learn how to extract meaningful insights from time series data in R. Explore how to model, forecast, and visualize time series data.

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Shiny Fundamentals with R

16 hr
32
Learn how to use Shiny, a popular R package, to build highly interactive web applications and share your analyses as dashboards and visualizations.

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Tidyverse Fundamentals with R

20 hr
36
Import and tidy data, wrangle and visualize data, and model and communicate with data in R with the tidyverse.

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Statistical Inference with R

16 hr
24
A core set of skills in statistical inference necessary to understand, interpret, and tune your statistical & machine learning models.

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Importing & Cleaning Data with R

14 hr
26
Gain the real-world skills you need to import and clean your data when working in R—making it possible for you to reveal the insights that matter.

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Big Data with R

16 hr
13
Work with big data in R via parallel programming, interfacing with Spark, writing scalable & efficient R code, and learn ways to visualize big data.

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Marketing Analytics with R

24 hr
2
Grow the R skills you need to work with social media data, perform market basket analysis, and use machine learning to guide your marketing decisions.

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Text Mining with R

16 hr
72
Discover text mining in R and learn how to extract exciting insights from tweets, product reviews, and books through sentiment analysis in R.

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Finance Fundamentals in R

28 hr
24
Gain the introductory skills you need to make data-driven financial decisions in R—using the xts, zoo, tidyquant, and PortfolioAnalytics packages.

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Network Analysis with R

12 hr
45
Learn how to visualize and analyze network data in R, using igraph and other visualization libraries.

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Interactive Data Visualization in R

16 hr
7
Build beautiful interactive maps, explore your data by zooming into and hovering over plots, and design engaging, dynamic charts in R.

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Applied Finance in R

26 hr
13
Grow your financial skills in R. Learn how to evaluate portfolios, calculate credit risk, and create GARCH models to forecast volatility.

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Intermediate Tidyverse Toolbox

17 hr
18
Learn to build machine learning models more effectively using more efficient code and clean data in the tidyverse.
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Apply data importing and cleaning skills to extract insights about the New York City Airbnb market.

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Frequently asked questions

What is R?

R is a statistical computing and graphics system, consisting of the R language and a run-time environment. Originally designed for statistical purposes, it excels in data analysis, mining, modeling, and creating visualizations. Primarily used for statistics and data science, its applications extend to AI, machine learning, financial analysis, and more. Being open-source and equipped with a wide array of functions and packages, R is popular across multiple fields including academia, finance, and social media.

Do I need any prior programming experience to start learning R?

No prior programming experience is required to start learning R. Our courses are designed to be accessible to beginners, with step-by-step guidance that makes learning R straightforward—even for those new to programming.

How can learning R benefit my career?

Learning R can significantly enhance your career, especially if you are interested in fields like data analysis, statistics, or research. As a language specifically designed for statistical analysis and data visualization, R skills are highly sought after in industries ranging from healthcare and finance to academia and marketing, opening up a wide range of job opportunities and pathways for professional growth.

How do I get started with R?

Beginning your journey with R first involves grasping its fundamental concepts—such as understanding vectors, factors, lists, and data frames. Our Introduction to R programming course covers these basics, providing a solid foundation for further exploration into the R programming language.

What is the difference between R and Python?

Python is a general-purpose programming language, developed to handle a wide range of tasks from data science to web development, making it highly versatile and popular for various applications. R, on the other hand, was created for statistical analysis and excels in data visualization and exploratory data analysis.

Is R worth learning in 2024?

Absolutely, R is worth learning in 2024, especially for those focused on specialized areas like statistical analysis, data visualization, and academic research. Despite the rapid growth of Python, R maintains a strong presence in data science and analytics, valued for its advanced statistical capabilities and dedicated community.

Does Datacamp offer an R Certification?

DataCamp offers two R certifications: Data Analyst and Data Scientist. Both are available in R or Python. If you are interested in either, check out our Certifications here.

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