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Getting started with data analysis can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be with the use of the right tools. In this lesson, you'll learn about the fundamentals of R, the increasingly popular statistical programming language. Through case studies and a live tutorial walkthrough, you'll learn the advantages of R and understand if it's the right language for you.
• Learn about R's history • Understand R's advantages and disadvantages • Compare R to its data science counterpart, Python • Analyze real world applications of R through case studies of Facebook and OkCupid • Walkthrough a screencast tutorial of an R problem
Co-Founder, Sales & Marketing
Martijn Theuwissen is a founding member of DataCamp and is responsible for overseeing marketing and customer acquisition activities. Prior to DataCamp, Martijn was in the sales and marketing talent program at Coca Cola. You often see him wearing vintage and retro t-shirts.
Jonathan Cornelissen is a founding member of DataCamp and serves as CEO. He is extremely passionate about education and data science. In his role, Jonathan is responsible for general management, content partnerships, hiring and sales. Prior to DataCamp, Jonathan completed a PhD in statistics and was active in the R community.
Software Engineer & Course Creator
The main developer of DataCamp's interactive courses, Filip Schouwenaars, is responsible for everything related to R. Under the motto 'Eat your own dog food', he leverages the techniques DataCamp teaches its student to perform data analysis for DataCamp. Filip holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.