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R for Beginners

Categories: R
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About Course

R is a free to use open source software that is widely used for data visualisation, statistical analysis and mathematical modelling. This course is for absolute beginners in R who wish to learn the basics of a wide range of topics in base R.

Starting from downloading R, at the end of this course you will be able to read in an external data set and start making plots.  Learn with worked examples, exercises, quizzes and tutor support – use the Q&A box to ask questions.

This course is CPD certified!

What previous learners have said about the course:

Amanda was of amazing help and I appreciated her prompt response to my question about code. “

This is a perfect course for any beginner who is interested in learning R.

Awesome course. Takes you from zero to hero in no time!


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What Will You Learn?

  • The different components the RStudio console
  • How to create and save R scripts
  • How to comment R code
  • Common R errors and warnings
  • How to read in data sets from external files
  • How to create summary tables and plots of data sets
  • Perform basic data cleaning
  • How to write your own R function

Course Content

What is R?
Learn how to download R, RStudio and how to edit R code in a script

  • Downloading and installing
  • The RStudio console
  • The R script

Using R
Introduction of calculations and using functions in R

Working with data
Learn how to extract columns and rows from data and start making simple plots

Working with code
Improve your code writing by adding comments and learning how to debug code

R packages
Learn now to install and load R packages

Going further with data
Read in external data files, clean data and make more advanced plots

Going further with code
Introducing for loops and writing your own R functions

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Student Ratings & Reviews

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4 weeks ago
I gained extensive knowledge about data handling, basic data analysis techniques, and coding in R programming. Throughout the course, I learned to create summaries, graphs, plots, and various techniques for data manipulation and analysis using R. Exploring these topics was engaging and enjoyable, providing me with valuable insights into utilizing R for effective data analysis.
1 month ago
yes, i learn more and some review
2 years ago
Being an absolute beginner, with no profound history in statistics, it was okay for me, but I feel it could be a lot more interactive.
2 years ago
This is a great learning experience for me, it is very interesting and easy to understand. I look forward to taking other courses
2 years ago
This is a perfect course for beginners in R programming. It's very basic and easy to follow along.
2 years ago
It was very educative and I enjoyed it
2 years ago
A wonderful course for any R beginner; it is self explanatory and easy to follow.