Learn By Example: Statistics and Data Science in R

A gentle yet thorough introduction to Data Science, Statistics and R using real life examples.



Cement your learning through hands-on assignments where you will be mentored.

You can view lectures at your convenience and finish assessments anytime before the deadlines.

We have a community forum for all our learners wherein you can enrich the learning through peer interaction and knowledge sharing.

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Get lifetime access to your cousrse materials to refresh your learning at any time in the future.

We have an online support team available to help you with any technical queries you may have during the course.

What will I Learn?

  • Harness R and R packages to read, process and visualize data
  • Understand linear regression and use it confidently to build models
  • Understand the intricacies of all the different data structures in R
  • Use Linear regression in R to overcome the difficulties of LINEST() in Excel
  • Draw inferences from data and support them using tests of significance
  • Use descriptive statistics to perform a quick study of some data and present results


Taught by a Stanford-educated, ex-Googler and an IIT, IIM - educated ex-Flipkart lead analyst. This team has decades of practical experience in quant trading, analytics and e-commerce. 

This course is a gentle yet thorough introduction to Data Science, Statistics and R using real life examples. 

Let’s parse that.

Gentle, yet thorough: This course does not require a prior quantitative or mathematics background. It starts by introducing basic concepts such as the mean, median etc and eventually covers all aspects of an analytics (or) data science career from analysing and preparing raw data to visualising your findings. 

Data Science, Statistics and R: This course is an introduction to Data Science and Statistics using the R programming language. It covers both the theoretical aspects of Statistical concepts and the practical implementation using R. 

Real life examples: Every concept is explained with the help of examples, case studies and source code in R wherever necessary. The examples cover a wide array of topics and range from A/B testing in an Internet company context to the Capital Asset Pricing Model in a quant finance context. 

What's Covered?

Data Analysis with R: Datatypes and Data structures in R, Vectors, Arrays, Matrices, Lists, Data Frames, Reading data from files, Aggregating, Sorting & Merging Data Frames

Linear Regression: Regression, Simple Linear Regression in Excel, Simple Linear Regression in R, Multiple Linear Regression in R, Categorical variables in regression, Robust regression, Parsing regression diagnostic plots

Data Visualization in RLine plot, Scatter plot, Bar plot, Histogram, Scatterplot matrix, Heat map, Packages for Data Visualisation : Rcolorbrewer, ggplot2

Descriptive Statistics: Mean, Median, Mode, IQR, Standard Deviation, Frequency Distributions, Histograms, Boxplots

Inferential Statistics: Random Variables, Probability Distributions, Uniform Distribution, Normal Distribution, Sampling, Sampling Distribution, Hypothesis testing, Test statistic, Test of significance


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