Course Primer

This assignment is optional

Students should have taken EMSE 4574: Intro to Programming for Analytics prior to taking this course.

For those who did not, I strongly suggest you go through all the lessons in this primer course:

R for Analytics Primer

After completing these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Use RStudio to write basic R commands.
  • Know the distinctions between different R operators and data types, including numeric, string, and logical data.
  • Use tidyverse functions to wrangle and manipulate data in R.
  • Use the ggplot2 library to create plots in R.

Also, 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.