Path overview

In this path, you’ll explore the basics of R and work through the entire data analysis workflow , learn how to use packages and why they are essential in any data analysis process, and how to repeat code efficiently with iterations.

Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll write code and get feedback directly in the browser. You’ll apply your skills to several guided projects involving realistic business scenarios to build your portfolio and prepare for your next interview.

Key skills

  • Programming with R

  • Performing data analysis

  • Using packages in the data analysis workflow

  • Exploring how to use and install RStudio to improve your data analysis workflow

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Work with real data from day one with interactive lessons and hands-on exercises.

Showcase your path certification

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Learning resources

8 Skills You Need to Become a Data Analyst

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Data Engineer, Data Analyst, Data Scientist — What’s the Difference?

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Do You Need a Certificate to Become a Data Analyst?

Find out if you need a certification to become a Data Analyst.

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An Objective Comparison Between R vs Python for Data Analysis

Determine whether R or Python will work better for you.

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