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Applying Functions in R

by Chase DeHan

The functional approach to programming is something that makes R unique. In this course you will learn how to leverage the tools in this programming paradigm, such as the apply family of functions, and know how to apply them in the real world

What you'll learn

The functional approach to programming is something that makes R unique and powerful. In this course, Applying Functions in R, you will learn foundational knowledge of functional programming in R. First, you will understand how the apply functions work. Next, you will discover why the functional approach is far superior to for loops in R. Finally, you will explore a multitude of functions that apply in different use cases. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of using the apply family of functions needed to write clear and concise code without a for loop.

About the author

Chase is currently Lead Data Scientist at Tesorio and formerly was an Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He holds a BS, MS, and PhD, all in Economics, from the University of Utah. Prior to graduate school, Chase served two combat tours to Iraq with the US Marine Corps and competed in the 2010 Winter Olympic Trials in Bobsled. Chase is passionate about building automated machine learning systems and is a regular speaker at academic and pra... more

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