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Data Manipulation in R

Date: September 22, 2021

Who This Course Is For

Do you have a dataset you need to clean up? Do you want help learning how to use R to clean data? If so, the SAIG Short Course: Data Manipulation in R is the right course for you!



Duration:  2 hours

Course Date: Available On Demand

Venue: Self-paced 

Required Software:  R & R Studio (free)

Cost: Free to VT Participating Colleges and Administrative Units

Pre-requisites:  Very minimal coding experience is required. It is suggested that you attend the SAIG Short Course: Basics of R before attending this course.

Prework includes downloading course materials, R, and R Studio.

By the end of this course you will be able to:


  • Subset a dataset
  • Create new variables 
  • Arrange, sort, and rename variables
  • Stack datasets
  • Merge datasets


This is a hands-on, interactive course where you will submit pre-written code followed by exercises where you write your own code based on examples.  You will leave with code that you can apply to your datasets.