How to Visualize Data with R

Learn R programming and create a data visualization using real weather data

Welcome to How to Visualize Data with R. In this project, join Elisabeth Robson to learn how to use the R programming language and RStudio to visualize data. Elisabeth will take you through building a visualization using data downloaded from the US National Weather Service. You'll learn how to use R to read data from a CSV file, inspect and understand data and data frames, and use the plot() and ggplot() functions to create data visualizations. Along the way you'll learn from the ground up how to use R and RStudio, including how to create and run an R script, basic R data types and values, how to create a scatter plot graph, how linear regression works, and how to install and use an R package.

At the end of the course you'll have completed a data visualization of the weather data, and have some new skills you can apply to your own data too.


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Your Instructor

Elisabeth Robson
Elisabeth Robson

Elisabeth Robson is an author, software developer, and computer scientist. With five titles on software development, Elisabeth is a top-selling author with over a half million books in print. She teaches on software topics at lynda.com and at O’Reilly’s Safari Books Online. Currently co-founder of WickedlySmart, a software training company, Elisabeth is passionate about technology education, particularly for girls and women; it was this passion that inspired her to co-create of The Ada Project, the first web site for women in computing on the web. Elisabeth holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Yale University. Previously she was Director of Special Projects at O’Reilly Media, and Director of Engineering at The Walt Disney Company.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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