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Creating Nested and Special-purpose Functions in R

This course will teach you the fundamentals of understanding, using, and creating your own custom special purpose functions within R.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 29, 2020
Duration
55m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 29, 2020
Duration
55m
Description

R is a widely used programming language for statistical computing. In this course, Creating Nested and Special-purpose Functions in R, you will learn foundational knowledge of creating your own custom special purpose functions within R. First, you will learn the basics of using and creating simple functions. Next, you will learn about function scoping and nested functions within R. Finally, you will learn about replacement and anonymous functions within R and how to implement them. When you are finished with this course, you will have an understanding of the fundamentals of R.

About the author
About the author

Justin Flett is a Mechatronics Engineer currently working as a Professor within the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology at Sheridan College. Justin has previously held positions at Hydro One Networks, Ford Motor Company, and ABB Robotics spanning across both the electrical and mechanical engineering industries. Most recently, he has been working as an Product Development Professional specializing in training, services, and consultation nation-wide, ranging from design fundamentals to advanced product development solutions.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Justin, and welcome to my course, Creating Nested and Special‑Purpose Functions in R. I am a mechatronics engineer, and I'm currently an engineering professor at Sheridan College. Prior to this, I have many years of engineering and consulting experience across numerous industries. This course is an advanced‑level course for learning some special‑purpose functions with R, so some prior knowledge of R might be beneficial. Some of the major topics that we will cover include an introduction to functions within R, function scoping and creating nested functions, and creating special‑purpose functions within R. By the end of this course, you will be proficient in the fundamental techniques required to create your very own custom functions with R. From here, continue your learning by diving into R and data science with courses on R Programming Fundamentals, Data Science with R, and Exploratory Data Analysis with R. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn custom special‑purpose functions with the Creating Nested and Special‑Purpose Functions in R course, at Pluralsight.