R is one of the most comprehensible statistical tool for managing and manipulating data. With the ever increasing number of data, there is a very high demand of professionals who have got skills to analyze these data. If you’re looking forward to becoming an expert data analyst, then go for this Learning Path. Packts Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it. The highlights of this Learning Path are: Manipulate and analyze small and large sets of data with R Practice with real-world examples of data analysis and visualization Lets take a quick look at your learning journey! This Learning Path begins with familiarizing you with the programming and statistics aspects of R. You will learn how CRAN works and why to use it. Acquire the ability to conduct data analysis in practical contexts with R, using core language packages and tools. You will then generate various plots in R using the basic R plotting techniques. Learn how to make plots, charts, and maps in step-by-step manner. Utilize R packages to add context and meaning to your data. Moving ahead, the Learning Path will gradually take you through creating interactive maps using the googleVis package. Finally, you will generate chloropleth maps and contouring maps, bubble plots, and pie charts. By the end of this Learning Path, you will be equipped with all data analysis and visualization techniques and build a strong foundation for moving into data science. About the Author: We have combined the best works of the following esteemed authors to ensure that your learning journey is smooth: Dr. Samik Sen is a theoretical physicist and loves thinking about hard problems. After his PH.D. in developing computational methods to solve problems for which no solutions existed, he began thinking about how to tackle math problems while lecturing. He has a YouTube channel associated with data science, which also provides a valuable engagement with people round the world who look at problems from a different perspective. Fabio Veronesi obtained a Ph.D. in digital soil mapping from Cranfield University and then moved to ETH Zurich, where he has been working for the past three years as a postdoc. In his career, Dr. Veronesi worked at several topics related to environmental research: digital soil mapping, cartography and shaded relief, renewable energy and transmission line siting. During this time, he specialized in the application of spatial statistical techniques to environmental data. Atmajit Singh Gohil works as a senior consultant at a consultancy firm in New York City. After graduating, he worked in the financial industry as a Fixed Income Analyst. He writes about data manipulation, data exploration, visualization, and basic R plotting functions on his blog. He has a master’s degree in financial economics from the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo. He also graduated with a Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Pune, India.