This assignment is optional

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to get you up to speed with the basics of working with datasets and plotting in R. All students are expected to have these skills as prerequisites for this course. Although students who took “Programming for Analytics” the previous semester should already possess these skills, all students are encouraged to review these exercises for extra practice.

Skills: After completing these exercises, you should be able to:


  1. Get familiar with R and RStudio by reading (at a minimum) the following lessons from the previous semester of Programming for Analytics:
  1. If you haven’t already, register for DataCamp using your email address. Then complete the entire Introduction to the Tidyverse DataCamp course. You should go through all four lessons in the course.

  2. Finally, it can be very helpful to see these skills applied in practice. Take a look at this example of using Tidyverse tools to explore and visualize data on survivors aboard the Titantic. It’s a good example of conducting an Exploratory Data Analysis to gain insights about a data set.

EMSE 4197 (CRN 78916): Exploratory Data Analysis - Spring 2020
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