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Data Wrangling in the Tidyverse

Data Wrangling in the Tidyverse

Course Level: Foundation

If you work with data, you probably spend a lot of time cleaning it and wrangling it into the correct shape. With manual point-and-click methods this can be an extremely time-consuming task that is both frustrating and repetitive! This course will show you how you can use R to efficiently clean and wrangle your data into a format that’s ready for analysis. You will learn about the leading suite of packages known as the Tidyverse, what tidy data really is, and how to practically achieve it with packages such as {dplyr}, {tidyr}, {lubridate} and {forcats}.

Data Wrangling in the Tidyverse

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Course Details

  • Course Outline
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Materials
  • Prior Knowledge

Course Outline

  • What is tidy data and the {tidyverse}?
  • Solving data manipulation challenges with {dplyr}
  • Dates and times with the {lubridate} package
  • Creating tidy data with {tidyr}
  • Dealing with categorical variables using {forcats}

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day, participants will be able to…

  • perform data wrangling techniques to filter, summarise and group data
  • rearrange their data into an optimal tidy format
  • manipulate dates and times in R
  • join and separate different data sets
  • deal with categorical variables efficiently


Prior Knowledge

This course assumes familiarity with the concepts taught in our Introduction to R course. In particular, we build on the underlying {tidyverse} theory by introducing new {tidyverse} packages. If you have limited or no experience in R, we would advise you to complete our Introduction to R course, before attending.

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