Course info
Aug 29, 2019
1h 16m

R is a widely used programming language for statistical computing. In this course, you will learn foundational knowledge importing formatted text files R. First, you will learn the basics of importing text files using default R functions. Next, you will learn how to import CSV and tab delimited files. You will learn how to import JSON files using the rjson package. Finally, you will learn how to import XML files within R. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of importing some of the most commonly used data files into 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
(Music) Hi everyone. My name is Justin, and welcome to my course, Importing Formatted Text Files: R Playbook. I am a mechitronics 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 a beginner-level course for learning the fundamentals of importing text files with R so some prior knowledge of R might be beneficial. Some of the major topics that we will cover include: importing text files in R, importing CSV files in R, importing delimited files in R, importing JSON files in R, and finally, importing XML files in R. By the end of this course, you will be proficient in the fundamental techniques required to import formatted text files within 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 importing formatted text files in R with the Importing Formatted Text Files: R Playbook course at Pluralsight.