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R for Excel Users

Created/Published/Taught by:

Gordon Shotwell

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Data Science Renee

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Tags: data analysis / excel / R

Content Type: Intro Guide / References, Learning Guides, Etc. / Tutorial

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This post covers the why and how to switch from Excel to R for managing data and undertaking analysis. It covers the following topics:

- Four Fundamental Differences Between R and Excel
- Example: Joining two tables together
- Interation
- Generalizing through functions

“Excel users have a strong mental model of how data analysis works, and this makes learning to program more difficult. However, learning to program will allow you to do things that you can’t do easily in Excel, and it really is worth the pain of learning the new model.”

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