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Applying R Built-in Functions

by Chase DeHan

The built-in functionality in R is one of the primary reasons R has become the dominant language in numeric and scientific computing. In this course, you will explore a number of important and widely used functions that come with an R installation.

What you'll learn

R is an amazing language with a strong ecosystem of powerful functions that lend themselves to producing incredible functionality with only a little bit of typing. The collection of R’s built-in functions is unmatched in numerical and scientific computing. In this course, Applying R Built-in Functions, you will learn foundational knowledge of being able to use the strong ecosystem of R's built-in functions. First, you will learn the basics of using functions. Next, you will discover functions to apply to numeric and character data. Finally, you will explore how to leverage and use the statistical functions in R. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of some of the built-in functionality needed to transform data into a needed output quickly and easily.

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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