# R Programming Fundamentals

This course covers the basics of R: a free programming language and software environment used for statistical computing and graphics. R is widely used by data analysts, statisticians, and data scientists around the world. This course covers an introduction to R, from installation to basic statistical functions. You will learn to work with variable and external data sets, write functions, and hear from one of the co-creators of the R language, Robert Gentleman.

Estimated 6 weeks

2–3 hours per week

Self-paced

Progress at your own speed

### At a glance

- Institution: StanfordOnline
- Subject: Computer Science
- Level: Introductory
- Prerequisites:
- Basic familiarity with computers and productivity software
- Helpful but not required: experience/background in statistics, a scientific or engineering discipline

- Language: English