R Language for Statistical Computing in Business Analysis

  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites

The next step for busi­ness ana­lyt­ics stu­dents is to gain an oppor­tu­ni­ty to use the free soft­ware R to per­form sta­tis­ti­cal com­put­ing. In this hands-on course, you will be intro­duced to data manip­u­la­tion and visu­al­iza­tion using the R lan­guage, pri­mar­i­ly work­ing with a set of pack­ages knows as the tidy­verse. At the end of this course you should be able to sub­set large datasets, apply func­tions to those sub­sets, fit sim­ple lin­ear and gen­er­al­ized lin­ear mod­els, and visu­al­ize the results in a pub­li­ca­tion-ready format.

Course at a glance
  • Aimed at mid-level managers who are involved with data analysis and the analytics needs within their organization.
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery.
  • A hands-on course with plenty of opportunity for students to write and execute R code on their own laptops.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of the R programming language.
  • Understand the essentials of working in R and R Studio.
  • Identify data structures and types.
  • Have an introductory understanding of data manipulation and visualization using R.
  • Be familiar with tidyverse packages.
  • Understand the tidyverse data science workflow.
  • Carry out basic statistical calculations.
  • Identify tools to visualize and interpret statistical output.
  • Understand the meaning of statistical output.
  • Visualize results in a publication-ready format.
Take note:

  • Students are required to bring a laptop; R and R Studio will be downloaded in class.
  • This is an attendance-basis, non-graded course.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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