Introduction to Data Science with R
How to Manipulate, Visualize, and Model Data with the R Language
By Garrett Grolemund
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2014
Run time: 8 hours 36 minutes

Learn practical skills for visualizing, transforming, and modeling data in R. This comprehensive video course shows you how to explore and understand data, as well as how to build linear and non-linear models in the R language and environment. It’s ideal whether you’re a non-programmer with no data science experience, or a data scientist switching to R from other software such as SAS or Excel.

RStudio Master Instructor Garrett Grolemund covers the three skill sets of data science: computer programming (with R), manipulating data sets (including loading, cleaning, and visualizing data), and modeling data with statistical methods. You’ll learn R’s syntax and grammar as well as how to load, save, and transform data, generate beautiful graphs, and fit statistical models to the data.

All of the techniques introduced in this video are motivated by real problems that involved real datasets. You’ll get plenty of hands-on experience with R (and not just hear about it!), and lots of help if you get stuck.

Garrett Grolemund is a statistician, teacher, and R developer who works as a data scientist and Master Instructor at RStudio. He’s conducted corporate training in R at Google, eBay, Axciom, and many other companies, and is currently developing a training curriculum for RStudio. Garrett co-authored the lubridate R package and wrote the ggsubplot package. He received his Ph.D at Rice University.

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5.0

Excellent introduction

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    Comments about oreilly Introduction to Data Science with R:

    Very well selected and well-structured material.
    Excellent instructor.

    It gives you a nice introduction to R in the most quick and easiest way.

     
    5.0

    Another World Class Value Proposition!

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      Comments about oreilly Introduction to Data Science with R:

      I bought this online video as an additional course to supplement my R-Studio education for an impending certification course in Big Data and Data Analytics.

      This course offers a very pragmatic/hands-on approach to R, data science and data manipulation. Garrett's presentation style is very relaxed, insightful, thoughtful and practical. He's a natural and gifted instructor. It doesn't get any better. I took his "Intro to Data Science with R" prior to this course and it prepared me well. I have the confidence to move forward with R in my career.

      The value of this course is enormous. You could pay many times the cost of this course for other online learning programs and will not get close to the value that Garrett and O'Reilly bring to the consumer.

      Kudos to all for taking a challenging topic and delivering it to the masses.

      No complaints-just praise...keep up the spectacular work outcomes associated with products like these.

      All the best in learning.

       
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      A World Class Value Proposition!

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        Comments about oreilly Introduction to Data Science with R:

        I bought this online video to learn R for an impending certification course in Big Data and Data Analytics.

        This course offers a very pragmatic approach to R, data science and statistics. Garrett's presentation style is very relaxed, insightful, thoughtful and practical. It doesn't get any better. Yes, it's the beginning, however I have the confidence to move forward with R.

        The value of this course is enormous. You could pay many times the cost of this course for other online learning programs and will not get close to the value that Garrett and O'Reilly bring to the consumer.

        Kudos to all for taking a challenging topic and delivering it to the masses.

        No complaints-just praise...keep up the spectacular work outcomes associated with products like these.

        All the best in learning.

         
        5.0

        Great Product

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          Comments about oreilly Introduction to Data Science with R:

          Garret was great it really taught me a lot about R. I'm at an internship where I had to learn R from scratch to complete a project for them and I would not have been able to do it without the Tutorial

           
          5.0

          Excellent Introductor course!

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            Comments about oreilly Introduction to Data Science with R:

            Very solid instruction delivery. Great video quality and threading from chapter to the next.

             
            5.0

            best way to learn core R skill set

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              Comments about oreilly Introduction to Data Science with R:

              by far the best introductory set of lectures for R, fantastic examples and exercises, once these core set of skills are mastered it's easy to go deeper independently, topics build upon each other, although i wasn't a beginner this filled several gaps for me especially around subsetting, ggplot2 use and melt/dcast. would love Garrett to make a video set like this that goes much deeper into machine learning and statistics

               
              5.0

              Search No Further, This Course is GREAT!

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                Comments about oreilly Introduction to Data Science with R:

                Garrett is a great instructor, and doesn't waste any of your time. He tells you what you need to know in an easy to follow manner. If you time is valuable, then this will get you up and running fast.

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                5.0

                Skip the MOOCs and watch this video

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                  Comments about oreilly Introduction to Data Science with R:

                  This video was a great help in my R learning. I was impressed at how easy it was to learn in this format. I'm much more confident in my R skills now and I wish I had known about this earlier. I had previously taken classes online with coursera that actually made learning R a frustration. This learning was a joy in comparison. The reason this course was so great is that its made for people like me. People who feel its much easier to learn from someone who walks you through a practical applied problem solving technique. Garret did that in this video, he teaches you what tools are in your tool box, when to use them and what the potential pitfalls of using those tools are. It was way easier to learn from than those online classes I took from professors that expect you to have PHD level statistics degrees and the know how to understand when and where you would use the thousands of packages in R's librarys... The only con I have is with the O'Reilly video library not starting off where you last left off. You'll want to keep track of what video you were on each day so you can come back and start from that moment the next day.

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                  4.0

                  Concise and clear explanation of R

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                    Comments about oreilly Introduction to Data Science with R:

                    I've tried to start with R before. I've purchased some books, read some Internet articles, but somehow I've never been able to get to a level of R expertise, to be able to really use it.

                    That has changed. The course helped me to tackle learning R step by step. Garrett explains everything very concise and clear. Now for the first time I've actually done some real things with R and I like it.

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                    4.0

                    Great for Over Coming Learning Curve

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                      Comments about oreilly Introduction to Data Science with R:

                      I need to get up to speed on using R to do statistical work that I was familiar with in other programs. This crash course had me working with R in less than 4 hours and in a couple of days I was pretty good.

                      It has easy to follow and interactive videos. I would recommend watching start to finish, but you could watch only topic you are interested in.

                      The instructor is easy to listen to and the format is great.

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