Creating and Debugging R Programs

R is a popular programming language within the growing statistical community. This course will teach you to write an R script, run that script independently, display processed data, and understand what frameworks R provides to troubleshoot issues.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 21, 2020
Duration
2h 1m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 21, 2020
Duration
2h 1m
Description

Every good developer knows that being able to troubleshoot their code effectively is crucial to being productive. In this course, Creating and Debugging R Programs, you'll gain an understanding of how independently running scripts works within the R platform and how to quickly debug them in the case the need arises. First, you’ll explore the various data types that R provides and learn how to leverage them when processing data. Once you have those understood, you’ll learn how variables are leveraged within functions and how they’re encapsulated within a function’s environment. Finally, you'll discover how to write a non-interactive R script and schedule it to run on multiple platforms. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to successfully write and run your own independent scripts and troubleshoot running them in a production environment.

About the author
About the author

Chris' commitment to continuous learning is bolstered by his passions for creative thinking and solving complex problems. Formally educated as a 3D game artist, Chris' self-taught journey into the realm of software engineering has led to over 10 years of industry experience as well as expertise in agile methodologies, project management, stakeholder interactions, object-oriented development, and domain-driven design.

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Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name's Chris Venturini and welcome to my Pluralsight course, Creating and Debugging R Programs. I'm a technologist with over 10 years of industry experience, and I currently work for Riot Games. With the ever growing statistical community, the R platform is becoming one of the tools of choice. And if you want to be a productive R developer, writing and troubleshooting independent scripts is crucial. In this course, Creating and Debugging R Programs, you'll gain the understanding of how independently run scripts work within the R platform and how to quickly debug them in case the need arises. First, you'll explore the various data types that R provides and learn how to leverage them whenever processing data. Once you have those understood, you'll learn how variables are leveraged within functions and how they're encapsulated within a functions environment. Finally, you'll write a non‑interactive R script and schedule it to run on multiple platforms. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to successfully write and run your own independent scripts and be able to troubleshoot them running in a production environment. Before starting this course, I recommend that you be familiar with the fundamentals of the R programming language. I hope you'll join me in learning some very important and crucial concepts to the R platform with the Creating and Debugging R Programs course at Pluralsight.