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Skip to 0 minutes and 22 seconds Hello learners, welcome aboard this future learn flight. This is a non-stop flight to learning data science. Please fasten your seat belts for take off. >> [MUSIC] When the educator turns off the seat belt sign feel free to begin experimenting with data. In the case of a setback, discussion boards and study groups will be made available. Use your fellow learners as a flotation device. They’ll help you stay above water. Please stow all of your fears for takeoff. This flight will take about four hours per week. Welcome aboard. >> Hello, learners, we’re really looking forward to flying with you. Please feel welcome to go ahead and download the software we’re gonna use through in this course.

Skip to 1 minute and 9 seconds You’re gonna find that all of the data we work with in this course is about flights. We hope it’s interesting for all of you. And we’re really looking forward to learning with you. Enjoy your flight.

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Introduction from the Educator

Dr. Mark Ward is an Associate Professor of Statistics at Purdue University. He is looking forward to analyzing the question “How can flight data be analyzed?” because he is a frequent flyer and thinks it is convenient to be able to look at historical data about flights! Perhaps you fly often as well and are interested in knowing more about the most popular airports and their most common flight delays or flight paths. Or, perhaps you are not very interested in flying but you are looking forward to using the R software. Mark is passionate about R and has created a number of video screencasts to help you learn it with him. By the end of this course, you will be able to use the basic functions of R for data analysis whether that’s for airline data or any other data that you might be interested in studying.

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Introduction to R for Data Science

Purdue University