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    Application Deadline
  • 28 days
    Duration

About

This  Data Science - R Basics Certificate in collaboration with Harvard University - HarvardX covers common programming commands, how to operate on vectors, and when to use advanced functions such as sorting.

The first in our Professional Certificate Program in Data Science, this course will introduce you to the basics in R programing. You can better retain R when you learn it to solve a specific problem, so you’ll use a real-world dataset about crime in the United States. You will learn the R skills needed to answer essential questions about differences in crime across the different states.

We’ll cover R's functions and data types, then tackle how to operate on vectors and when to use advanced functions like sorting. You’ll learn how to use general programming features like 'if-else,' and 'for loop' commands, and how to wrangle, analyze and visualize data.

Rather than covering every R skill you might need, you’ll build a strong foundation to prepare you for the more in-depth courses later in the series, where we cover concepts such as probability, inference, regression and machine learning. We help you develop a skill set that includes R programming, data wrangling with dplyr, data visualization with ggplot2, file organization with UNIX/Linux, version control with git and GitHub, and reproducible document preparation with RStudio.

The demand for skilled data science practitioners is rapidly growing, and this series prepares you to tackle real-world data analysis challenges.

HarvardX has partnered with DataCamp for all assignments. This allows students to program directly in a browser-based interface. You will not need to download any special software, but an up-to-date browser is recommended.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to basic R syntax
  • Basic R programming concepts such as data types, vectors arithmetic, and indexing
  • How to perform operations in R including sorting, creating or importing data frame creation, basic data wrangling using dplyr and making plots
  • How to perform basic programming with R

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

An up-to-date browser is recommended to enable programming directly in a browser-based interface.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • National Applies to you

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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