Expressway to Data Science: R Programming and Tidyverse Specialization


R is one of the most popular languages used in the data science community and essential for any aspiring data scientist. This specialization will teach you how to do data science in R whether you are a beginning or a seasoned programmer.
You will begin this three-course specialization by reviewing the fundamentals of programming in R and the importance of creating reproducible research. Then, you will be introduced to the tidyverse where you will learn how to use R to import and tidy data, use the ggplot2 library to craft clear and insightful visualizations, and combine data from multiple sources.
By completing this specialization, you will be prepared to begin or advance your data science journey using R. It is a prerequisite for students pursuing CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Data Science.
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In Expressway to Data Science: R Programming and Tidyverse, you will complete coding exercies and quizzes to develop and refine your ability to write R code and reflect on your what you have learned. In the thrid course, R Programming and Tidyverse Capstone Project, a semi-guided capstone project using real-world data designed for you to add to your data science portfolio.

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