Johns Hopkin Univ Offers Online course On R Programming

Johns Hopkin University is offering an online course on R Programming. The course focuses on how to programme in R and how to use R for effective data analysis.

Johns Hopkin Univ offers course on R Programming


About the Course

The course will help you to learn how to programme in R and how to use R for effective data analysis. You will also learn how to install and configure software necessary for a statistical programming environment and describe generic programming language concepts as they are implemented in a high-level statistical language.

The course covers practical issues in statistical computing which includes programming in R, reading data into R, accessing R packages, writing R functions, debugging, profiling R code, and organizing and commenting R code. Topics in statistical data analysis will provide working examples.

Note: The university will be offering a Chinese version of this course starting March 2, re-running on a monthly basis and sharing the same schedule with the English version.

Course Syllabus

The course will cover the following material each week:

  • Week 1: Overview of R, R data types and objects, reading and writing data

  • Week 2: Control structures, functions, scoping rules, dates and times

  • Week 3: Loop functions, debugging tools

  • Week 4: Simulation, code profiling
  • Prerequisites

    • Familiarity with programming concepts will be useful as well basic knowledge of statistical reasoning; Data Scientist's Toolbox

    Important Dates

      • Course length: 4 weeks

    • Course begins on: April 4
    • For further information and to register, click here.

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