Course overview

This interactive R course for beginners teaches fundamental data analysis skills and helps you begin your journey to become a successful data professional.


In this course, you’ll learn to use basic arithmetic; write code using R syntax; and work with different data types, values, and vectors in the data analysis workflow, including data exploration, manipulation, analysis, and visualization with R.

Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll write code and get feedback directly in the browser.

Key skills

  • Executing calculations using arithmetic operators

  • Performing basic R operations, such as creating and naming variables

  • Completing the data workflow

  • Writing computer programs using R

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