Data Science in R (Online)


Data Science in R (Online)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn the basic concepts of data science in R. Examples used in learning are tailored to the needs of students, researchers, and professionals in wildlife- and ecology-related disciplines.



  • Introduction to R and RStudio
  • R Basics
  • Packages & Creating Data Frames
  • Importing Data
  • Tidying Data
  • Combining Datasets
  • Data Transformation
  • Visualizing Data

PREREQUISITES: No prior experience using R is expected.

FORMAT: This is an intensive 1-week course that you can learn at your own pace over four weeks. Watch prerecorded lectures, work on problem sets, and receive live instructor support the first week (Dec. 13-17: 9:00-12:00 and 18:00-21:00 EDT) via discussion forums, by email, or during scheduled phone/Zoom appointments. During the next three weeks, students will have daily, but limited, instructor support and feedback about course materials but will have the option to work with an instructor on a personal project.