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R Programming

An elective course in the Data Science Certificate Program

Course Description

R is a scripting language for statistical data manipulation and analysis. R is an open source package available under GNU license at no cost. R competes with SPSS, another very well-known statistical package used heavily in many industries. Statistics is used in every part of business data processing and prediction. Data captured by web analytics services need statistics. Statistics is also the foundation of predictive analytics. R business applications include correlation, regression, hypothesis testing, and all inference testing. This course will focus on R programming which is used for solving business problems related to basic math and statistics. First, all relevant math concepts will be reviewed. This will include functions, regression, descriptive and inferential statistics, and matrix operations. All these basic math problems will be solved using R. The programmatic interface and graphic capabilities of R will also be explored. In the end, several real-world business problems will be solved using R.

Prerequisites: I&C SCI X425.99 Practical Math and Statistics or basic math, statistics, functions matrix and basic programming.

NOTE: This course includes live sessions via Zoom. While students are highly encouraged to attend, all sessions are optional and will be recorded. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $805
  • July 05, 2021 to August 29, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00259
  • ID/Units: I&C SCI X425.20  (2.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Summer 2021


Ash Pahwa, Ph.D., is an educator, entrepreneur, and technology visionary with over 25 years of industry experience. He is the founder of "A+ Web Services" which provides internet marketing and web analytics services. His expertise includes search engine optimization, web analytics, web programming, digital image processing, database management, digital video and data storage technologies. He developed cellAnalyst image analysis software for the Microsoft Windows/.NET platform. The "cellAnalyst" is also available as a web service. He developed iVision an image database management system for storage and retrieval of biomedical images based on metadata, annotation and content. iVision was developed under a research grant from National Institute of Health. He also taught a Digital Image Processing course at University of California, Irvine in winter of 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is listed in "Who's Who in the Frontiers of Science and Technology". His complete bio and CV is at

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780470973929
Michael Crawley, 2 ed, Wiley

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START07/05/2021Monday------Online (Access Ends)---
OL-LEC07/12/2021Monday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC07/19/2021Monday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC07/26/2021Monday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/02/2021Monday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/09/2021Monday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/16/2021Monday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/23/2021Monday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
END08/29/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---