Introduction To R

Kevin Feasel

2016-08-24

R

Allison Tharp takes a look at R:

 

RStudio has several ways to import data.  One of the easiest ways is to import via URL.  This link (https://data.montgomerycountymd.gov/api/views/6rqk-pdub/rows.csv?accessType=DOWNLOAD) gives us the salaries of all of the government employees for Montgomery County, MD in a CSV format.  To import this into RStudio, copy the URL and go to Tools -> Import Dataset -> From Web URL…

R and Python are both good languages to learn for data analysis.  I lean just a little bit toward R, but they’re both strong choices in this space.

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