Google Developers R Programming Video Lectures

August 5, 2013

(This article was first published on Getting Genetics Done, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Google Developers recognized that most developers learn R in bits and pieces, which can leave significant knowledge gaps. To help fill these gaps, they created a series of introductory R programming videos. These videos provide a solid foundation for programming tools, data manipulation, and functions in the R language and software. The series of short videos is organized into four subsections: intro to R, loading data and more data formats, data processing and writing functions. Start watching the YouTube playlist here, or watch an individual lecture below:

1.1 – Initial Setup and Navigation
1.2 – Calculations and Variables
1.3 – Create and Work With Vectors
1.4 – Character and Boolean Vectors
1.5 – Vector Arithmetic
1.6 – Building and Subsetting Matrices
1.7 – Section 1 Review and Help Files
2.1 – Loading Data and Working With Data Frames
2.2 – Loading Data, Object Summaries, and Dates
2.3 – if() Statements, Logical Operators, and the which() Function
2.4 – for() Loops and Handling Missing Observations
2.5 – Lists
3.1 – Managing the Workspace and Variable Casting
3.2 – The apply() Family of Functions
3.3 – Access or Create Columns in Data Frames, or Simplify a Data Frame using aggregate()
4.1 – Basic Structure of a Function
4.2 – Returning a List and Providing Default Arguments
4.3 – Add a Warning or Stop the Function Execution
4.4 – Passing Additional Arguments Using an Ellipsis
4.5 – Make a Returned Result Invisible and Build Recursive Functions
4.6 – Custom Functions With apply()

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