A Basic Intro to Working with Data in R
This bootcamp is designed to introduce you to the very basics of how to work with data, what to look when working with data, and how software, like R, is used to manipulate data. The goal is to introduce you to some of the things you will learn more about in your course sequence in quantitative methods.
What you will learn
- What clean data is and why it’s important.
- Basic functionality of the R language and writing text with Markdown.
- How to use R to import data and preform basic cleaning operations.
- How to use R to create basic data visualization.
Introduction Hello! 5th year grad student in Political Science MA in economics from CSULB My research focuses on how money influences politics I love data science!
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Overview Now we’re going to learn how to prepare our data for analysis and how to visualize it! Importing the Data Start by importing the data set. Don’t forget to put the file name in "
Import the Data mpg.data <- read.csv("mpg.csv") Basic Plots R offers several packages that make it relatively easy to create advanced plots. Anything from basic line graphs to maps.