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Data Services Class Descriptions

Information, materials, and schedules for all currently offered Data Services classes
This session covers the basics of cleaning and managing data in R as well as working with strings, dates, and writing your own functions.

Computer workstations with R and RStudio installed are available for in-person tutorials in Bobst 617. For remote tutorials, while some patrons decide to approach tutorials as a demonstration of the software, other patrons approach tutorials with a more “hands-on” approach and wish to interact with the software during the tutorial. If the latter is the case, we recommend referencing our supported software page for additional information on accessing/downloading the software prior to the tutorial.

Duration: 120 min

Room description:

As our global pandemic continues, some tutorials are held remotely and require NYU sign on to access, while others are held in person, without a remote component. Please note the correct modality and location of the tutorial when registering

Skills Taught / Learning Outcomes:
  • Extracting, generating, and modifying strings
  • Extracting dates from strings and producing dates in a desired format
  • Subsetting data sets
  • Merging two data sets
  • Converting panel data from long to wide format and vice versa
  • Producing for loops and using R’s apply functions
  • Writing your own functions
  • Conditional statements
  • Basic tidyverse functions
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Related Classes:

Data Visualization with Tableau

Data Cleaning Using OpenRefine

Introduction to Research Data Management

Introduction to Python

Reproducible Workflows in R

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