Use the R Programming Language to execute data science projects and become a data scientist. Implement business solutions, using machine learning and predictive analytics. The R language provides a way to tackle day-to-day data science tasks, and this course will teach you how to apply the R programming language and useful statistical techniques to everyday business situations. With this course, you'll be able to use the visualizations, statistical models, and data manipulation tools that modern...

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Use the R Programming Language to execute data science projects and become a data scientist. Implement business solutions, using machine learning and predictive analytics. The R language provides a way to tackle day-to-day data science tasks, and this course will teach you how to apply the R programming language and useful statistical techniques to everyday business situations. With this course, you'll be able to use the visualizations, statistical models, and data manipulation tools that modern...

You’re acquainted with your DNA, but did you know that your cells synthesize enough DNA during your lifetime to stretch a lightyear in length? How does the cellular machinery accomplish such a feat without making more mistakes than you can survive? Why isn’t the incidence of cancer even higher than it is? And, if the DNA in each and every cell is two meters long, how is this genetic material compacted to fit inside the cell nucleus without becoming a tangled mess? Are you ready to go beyond the ...

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science. If you’re considering a career as a data analyst, you need to know about histograms, Pareto charts, Boxplots, Bayes’ theorem, and much more. In this applied statistics course, the second in our Microsoft Excel Data Analyst XSeries, use the powerful tools built into Excel, and explore the core principles of statistics and basic probability—from both the conceptual and applied perspectives. Learn about descripti...

Statistical inference and modeling are indispensable for analyzing data affected by chance, and thus essential for data scientists. In this course, you will learn these key concepts through a motivating case study on election forecasting. This course will show you how inference and modeling can be applied to develop the statistical approaches that make polls an effective tool and we'll show you how to do this using R. You will learn concepts necessary to define estimates and margins of errors an...

To become an expert data scientist you need practice and experience. By completing this capstone project you will get an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills in R data analysis that you have gained throughout the series. This final project will test your skills in data visualization, probability, inference and modeling, data wrangling, data organization, regression, and machine learning. Unlike the rest of our Professional Certificate Program in Data Science, in this course, you will re...

In this course, part of our Professional Certificate Program in Data Science, you will learn valuable concepts in probability theory. The motivation for this course is the circumstances surrounding the financial crisis of 2007–2008. Part of what caused this financial crisis was that the risk of some securities sold by financial institutions was underestimated. To begin to understand this very complicated event, we need to understand the basics of probability. We will introduce important concepts...

In this course, part of our Professional Certificate Program in Data Science, we cover several standard steps of the data wrangling process like importing data into R, tidying data, string processing, HTML parsing, working with dates and times, and text mining. Rarely are all these wrangling steps necessary in a single analysis, but a data scientist will likely face them all at some point. Very rarely is data easily accessible in a data science project. It's more likely for the data to be in a f...

Use the R Programming Language to execute data science projects and become a data scientist. Implement business solutions, using machine learning and predictive analytics. The R language provides a way to tackle day-to-day data science tasks, and this course will teach you how to apply the R programming language and useful statistical techniques to everyday business situations. With this course, you'll be able to use the visualizations, statistical models, and data manipulation tools that modern...