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Data Science with R

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Data Science with R course and certification
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About this Course

Data Science is a study of large amounts of data and converting those raw and unstructured data into meaningful insights for an organization or businesses with the help of various tools, machine learning and algorithm. Data science helps the businesses to make a better decision by using predictive casual analytics, prescriptive analysis and machine learning.

R is a programming language in data science describes as “a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics”. Data science with R covers fetching, cleaning & exploring raw data and converting it into a valuable insightful for others. It helps businesses to tackle the challenges in data science.

In this Data Science with R course by Uplatz, a learner will have an in-depth understanding of Data science, its significance in today’s time, application and lifecycle of data Science. In the course, a learner will also learn the installation of R with the help of CRAN, how to import, tide and transfer data, R programming, installation of R studio and how Data Science with R can be used to transfer data into valuable insights.


Data Science with R

Course Details & Curriculum

Module 01 - Introduction to Data Science with R

1.1 What is Data Science?
1.2 Significance of Data Science in today’s data-driven world, applications of Data Science, lifecycle of Data Science, and its components
1.3 Introduction to Big Data Hadoop, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning
1.4 Introduction to R programming and RStudio

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Installation of RStudio
2. Implementing simple mathematical operations and logic using R operators, loops, if statements, and switch cases

Module 02 - Data Exploration

2.1 Introduction to data exploration
2.2 Importing and exporting data to/from external sources
2.3 What are data exploratory analysis and data importing?
2.4 DataFrames, working with them, accessing individual elements, vectors, factors, operators, in-built functions, conditional and looping statements, user-defined functions, and data types

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Accessing individual elements of customer churn data
2. Modifying and extracting results from the dataset using user-defined functions in R

Module 03 - Data Manipulation

3.1 Need for data manipulation
3.2 Introduction to the dplyr package
3.3 Selecting one or more columns with select(), filtering records on the basis of a condition with filter(), adding new columns with mutate(), sampling, and counting
3.4 Combining different functions with the pipe operator and implementing SQL-like operations with sqldf

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Implementing dplyr
2. Performing various operations for manipulating data and storing it

Module 04 - Data Visualization

4.1 Introduction to visualization
4.2 Different types of graphs, the grammar of graphics, the ggplot2 package, categorical distribution with geom_bar(), numerical distribution with geom_hist(), building frequency polygons with geom_freqpoly(), and making a scatterplot with geom_pont()
4.3 Multivariate analysis with geom_boxplot
4.4 Univariate analysis with a barplot, a histogram and a density plot, and multivariate distribution
4.5 Creating barplots for categorical variables using geom_bar(), and adding themes with the theme() layer
4.6 Visualization with plotly, frequency plots with geom_freqpoly(), multivariate distribution with scatter plots and smooth lines, continuous distribution vs categorical distribution with box-plots, and sub grouping plots
4.7 Working with co-ordinates and themes to make graphs more presentable, understanding plotly and various plots, and visualization with ggvis
4.8 Geographic visualization with ggmap() and building web applications with shinyR

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Creating data visualization to understand the customer churn ratio using ggplot2 charts
2. Using plotly for importing and analyzing data
3. Visualizing tenure, monthly charges, total charges, and other individual columns using a scatter plot

Module 05 - Introduction to Statistics

5.1 Why do we need statistics?
5.2 Categories of statistics, statistical terminology, types of data, measures of central tendency, and measures of spread
5.3 Correlation and covariance, standardization and normalization, probability and the types, hypothesis testing, chi-square testing, ANOVA, normal distribution, and binary distribution

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Building a statistical analysis model that uses quantification, representations, and experimental data
2. Reviewing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from the data

Module 06 - Machine Learning

6.1 Introduction to Machine Learning
6.2 Introduction to linear regression, predictive modeling, simple linear regression vs multiple linear regression, concepts, formulas, assumptions, and residuals in Linear Regression, and building a simple linear model
6.3 Predicting results and finding the p-value and an introduction to logistic regression
6.4 Comparing linear regression with logistics regression and bivariate logistic regression with multivariate logistic regression
6.5 Confusion matrix the accuracy of a model, understanding the fit of the model, threshold evaluation with ROCR, and using qqnorm() and qqline()
6.6 Understanding the summary results with null hypothesis, F-statistic, and
building linear models with multiple independent variables

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Modeling the relationship within data using linear predictor functions
2. Implementing linear and logistics regression in R by building a model with ‘tenure’ as the dependent variable

Module 07 - Logistic Regression

7.1 Introduction to logistic regression
7.2 Logistic regression concepts, linear vs logistic regression, and math behind logistic regression
7.3 Detailed formulas, logit function and odds, bivariate logistic regression, and Poisson regression
7.4 Building a simple binomial model and predicting the result, making a confusion matrix for evaluating the accuracy, true positive rate, false positive rate, and threshold evaluation with ROCR
7.5 Finding out the right threshold by building the ROC plot, cross validation, multivariate logistic regression, and building logistic models with multiple independent variables
7.6 Real-life applications of logistic regression

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Implementing predictive analytics by describing data
2. Explaining the relationship between one dependent binary variable and one or more binary variables
3. Using glm() to build a model, with ‘Churn’ as the dependent variable

Module 08 - Decision Trees and Random Forest

8.1 What is classification? Different classification techniques
8.2 Introduction to decision trees
8.3 Algorithm for decision tree induction and building a decision tree in R
8.4 Confusion matrix and regression trees vs classification trees
8.5 Introduction to bagging
8.6 Random forest and implementing it in R
8.7 What is Naive Bayes? Computing probabilities
8.8 Understanding the concepts of Impurity function, Entropy, Gini index, and Information gain for the right split of node
8.9 Overfitting, pruning, pre-pruning, post-pruning, and cost-complexity pruning, pruning a decision tree and predicting values, finding out the right number of trees, and evaluating performance metrics

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Implementing random forest for both regression and classification problems
2. Building a tree, pruning it using ‘churn’ as the dependent variable, and building a random forest with the right number of trees
3. Using ROCR for performance metrics

Module 09 - Unsupervised Learning

9.1 What is Clustering? Its use cases
9.2 what is k-means clustering? What is canopy clustering?
9.3 What is hierarchical clustering?
9.4 Introduction to unsupervised learning
9.5 Feature extraction, clustering algorithms, and the k-means clustering algorithm
9.6 Theoretical aspects of k-means, k-means process flow, k-means in R, implementing k-means, and finding out the right number of clusters using a scree plot
9.7 Dendograms, understanding hierarchical clustering, and implementing it in R
9.8 Explanation of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) in detail and implementing PCA in R

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Deploying unsupervised learning with R to achieve clustering and dimensionality reduction
2. K-means clustering for visualizing and interpreting results for the customer churn data

Module 10 - Association Rule Mining and Recommendation Engines

10.1 Introduction to association rule mining and MBA
10.2 Measures of association rule mining: Support, confidence, lift, and apriori algorithm, and implementing them in R
10.3 Introduction to recommendation engines
10.4 User-based collaborative filtering and item-based collaborative filtering, and implementing a recommendation engine in R
10.5 Recommendation engine use cases

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Deploying association analysis as a rule-based Machine Learning method
2. Identifying strong rules discovered in databases with measures based on interesting discoveries

Module 11 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

11.1 Introducing Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
11.2 What is an artificial neural network? TensorFlow: The computational framework for building AI models
11.3 Fundamentals of building ANN using TensorFlow and working with TensorFlow in R

Module 12 - Time Series Analysis

12.1 What is a time series? The techniques, applications, and components of time series
12.2 Moving average, smoothing techniques, and exponential smoothing
12.3 Univariate time series models and multivariate time series analysis
12.4 ARIMA model
12.5 Time series in R, sentiment analysis in R (Twitter sentiment analysis), and text analysis

Hands-on Exercise:

1. Analyzing time series data
2. Analyzing the sequence of measurements that follow a non-random order to identify the nature of phenomenon and forecast the future values in the series

Module 13 - Support Vector Machine (SVM)

13.1 Introduction to Support Vector Machine (SVM)
13.2 Data classification using SVM
13.3 SVM algorithms using separable and inseparable cases
13.4 Linear SVM for identifying margin hyperplane

Module 14 - Naïve Bayes

14.1 What is the Bayes theorem?
14.2 What is Naïve Bayes Classifier?
14.3 Classification Workflow
14.4 How Naive Bayes classifier works and classifier building in Scikit-Learn
14.5 Building a probabilistic classification model using Naïve Bayes and the zero probability problem

Module 15 - Text Mining

15.1 Introduction to the concepts of text mining
15.2 Text mining use cases and understanding and manipulating the text with ‘tm’ and ‘stringR’
15.3 Text mining algorithms and the quantification of the text
15.4 TF-IDF and after TF-IDF

Case Studies

Case Study 01: Market Basket Analysis (MBA)

1.1 This case study is associated with the modeling technique of Market Basket Analysis, where you will learn about loading data, plotting items, and running algorithms.
1.2 It includes finding out the items that go hand in hand and can be clubbed together.
1.3 This is used for various real-world scenarios like a supermarket shopping cart and so on.

Case Study 02: Logistic Regression

2.1 In this case study, you will get a detailed understanding of the advertisement spends of a company that will help drive more sales.
2.2 You will deploy logistic regression to forecast future trends.
2.3 You will detect patterns and uncover insight using the power of R programming.
2.4 Due to this, the future advertisement spends can be decided and optimized for higher revenues.

Case Study 03: Multiple Regression

3.1 You will understand how to compare the miles per gallon (MPG) of a car based on various parameters.
3.2 You will deploy multiple regression and note down the MPG for car make, model, speed, load conditions, etc.
3.3 The case study includes model building, model diagnostic, and checking the ROC curve, among other things.

Case Study 04: Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC)

4.1 In this case study, you will work with various datasets in R.
4.2 You will deploy data exploration methodologies.
4.3 You will also build scalable models.
4.4 Besides, you will predict the outcome with highest precision, diagnose the model that you have created with real-world data, and check the ROC curve.


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Data Science with R


Q.1. What are the different data structures in R? Briefly explain about them.

Broadly speaking these are Data Structures available in R:

Data Structures in R

Data Structure Description

Vector A vector is a sequence of data elements of the same basic type. Members in a vector are called components.

List Lists are the R objects which contain elements of different types like − numbers, strings, vectors or another list inside it.

Matrix A matrix is a two-dimensional data structure. Matrices are used to bind vectors from the same length.  All the elements of a matrix must be of the same type (numeric, logical, character, complex).

Dataframe A data frame is more generic than a matrix, i.e different columns can have different data types (numeric, character, logical, etc). It combines features of matrices and lists like a rectangular list.


2. How can you load a .csv file in R?

• Loading a .csv file in R is quite easy.

• All you need to do is use the “read.csv()” function and specify the path of the file.



Q.3. What are the different components of grammar of graphics?

Broadly speaking these are different components in grammar of graphics:

• Data layer

• Aesthetics layer

• Geometry layer

• Facet layer

• Co-ordinate layer

• Themes layer


Q.4. What is Rmarkdown? What is the use of it?

RMarkdown is a reporting tool provided by R. With the help of Rmarkdown, you can create high quality reports of your R code. 

The output format of Rmarkdown can be:





Q.5. How do you install a package in R?

The below command is used to install a package in R:



Q.6. What are the steps to build and evaluate a linear regression model in R?

These are sequential steps which need to be followed while building a linear regression model:

• Start off by dividing the data into train and test sets, this step is vital because you will be building the model on the train set and evaluating it’s performance on the test set.

• You can do this using the sample.split() function from the “catools” package. This function gives an option of split-ratio, which you can specify according to your needs.

• Once, you are done splitting the data into training and test sets, You can go ahead and build the model on the train set.

• The “lm()” function is used to build a model.

• Finally you can predict the values on the test set, using the “predict()” function.

• The final step would be to find out the RMSE, the lower the RMSE value, the better the prediction.


Q.7. Name some packages in R, which can be used for data imputation?

These are some packages in R which can used for data imputation


• Amelia

• missForest

• Hmisc

• Mi

• imputeR


Q.8. Explain about confusion matrix in R?

A confusion matrix can be used to evaluate the accuracy of the model built.  It Calculates a cross-tabulation of observed and predicted classes. This can be done using the “confusionmatrix()” function from the “caTools” package. 

Here, we have created a confusion matrix, which gives a tabulated list for “actual” and “predicted” values.


Q.9. How would you write a custom function in R? Give an example.

This is the syntax to write a custom function In R:



Let’s look at an example to create a custom function in R ->

fun1<-function(x){ ifelse(x>5,100,0) } 




Q.10. Name some functions available in “dplyr” package.

Functions in dplyr package:

• filter

• select

• mutate

• arrange

• count


Q.11. How would you create a new R6 Class?

We would have to first create an object template, which consists of the “Data Members” and “Class Functions” present in the class.

An R6 object template comprises of these parts ->

• Class Name

• Private Data Members

• Public Member Functions

Let’s understand the object template through code ->


The above code consists of these parts:

• Class Name – “Employee”

• Private Data Members – “Name” & “Designation”

• Public Member Functions –  “set_name()” & “set_designation”


Q.12. What is a Random Forest? How do you build and evaluate a Random Forest in R?

Random Forest is an ensemble classifier made using many decision tree models. It combines the results from many decision tree models and this result is usually better than the result of any individual model.

We’ll be working with the “birth” data-set which comprises of these columns:


Let’s build a random forest model on top of this to predict the “smoke” column, i.e, whether the mother smokes or not.

• Let’s start off by dividing the data into train and test-> 

• Build random forest model on the train set->


• Now, we’ll predict the model on the test set->



Q.13. Tell me something about shinyR.

Shiny is an R package that makes it easy to build interactive web apps straight from R. You can host standalone apps on a webpage or embed them in Rmarkdown documents or build dashboards. You can also extend your Shiny apps with CSS themes, htmlwidgets, and JavaScript actions.


Q.14. What is advantage of using apply family of functions in R?

The apply function allows us to make entry-by-entry changes to data frames and matrices.

The usage in R is as follows:

apply(X, MARGIN, FUN, …)


X is an array or matrix;

MARGIN is a variable that determines whether the function is applied over rows (MARGIN=1), columns (MARGIN=2), or both (MARGIN=c(1,2));

FUN is the function to be applied.

If MARGIN=1, the function accepts each row of X as a vector argument, and returns a vector of the results. Similarly, if MARGIN=2 the function acts on the columns of X. Most impressively, when MARGIN=c(1,2) the function is applied to every entry of X.


With the apply function we can edit every entry of a data frame with a single line command. No auto-filling, no wasted CPU cycles.


Q.15. What packages are used for data mining in R?

Some packages used for data mining in R:

• data.table- provides fast reading of large files

• rpart and caret- for machine learning models.

• Arules- for associaltion rule learning.

• GGplot- provides varios data visualization plots.

• tm- to perform text mining.

• Forecast- provides functions for time series analysis


Q.16. What is clustering? What is the difference between kmeans clustering and hierarchical clustering?

Cluster is a group of objects that belongs to the same class. Clustering is the process of making a group of abstract objects into classes of similar objects.

Let us see why clustering is required in data analysis:

• Scalability − We need highly scalable clustering algorithms to deal with large databases.

• Ability to deal with different kinds of attributes − Algorithms should be capable of being applied to any kind of data such as interval-based (numerical) data, categorical, and binary data.

• Discovery of clusters with attribute shape − The clustering algorithm should be capable of detecting clusters of arbitrary shape. They should not be bounded to only distance measures that tend to find spherical cluster of small sizes.

• High dimensionality − The clustering algorithm should not only be able to handle low-dimensional data but also the high dimensional space.

• Ability to deal with noisy data − Databases contain noisy, missing or erroneous data. Some algorithms are sensitive to such data and may lead to poor quality clusters.

• Interpretability − The clustering results should be interpret-able, comprehensible, and usable.

K-MEANS clustering:

K-means clustering is a well known partitioning method. In this method objects are classified as belonging to one of K-groups. The results of partitioning method are a set of K clusters, each object of data set belonging to one cluster. In each cluster there may be a centroid or a cluster representative. In the case where we consider real-valued data, the arithmetic mean of the attribute vectors for all objects within a cluster provides an appropriate representative; alternative types of centroid may be required in other cases.

Example: A cluster of documents can be represented by a list of those keywords that occur in some minimum number of documents within a cluster. If the number of the clusters is large, the centroids can be further clustered to produce hierarchy within a dataset. K-means is a data mining algorithm which performs clustering of the data samples. In order to cluster the database, K-means algorithm uses an iterative approach.

R code

# Determine number of clusters

wss <- (nrow(mydata)-1)*sum(apply(mydata,2,var))

for (i in 2:15) wss[i] <- sum(kmeans(mydata,


plot(1:15, wss, type=”b”, xlab=”Number of Clusters”,

ylab=”Within groups sum of squares”)

# K-Means Cluster Analysis

fit <- kmeans(mydata, 5) # 5 cluster solution

# get cluster means


# append cluster assignment

mydata <- data.frame(mydata, fit$cluster)

A robust version of K-means based on mediods can be invoked by using pam( ) instead of kmeans( ). The function pamk( ) in the fpc package is a wrapper for pam that also prints the suggested number of clusters based on optimum average silhouette width.

Hierarchical Clustering:

This method creates a hierarchical decomposition of the given set of data objects. We can classify hierarchical methods on the basis of how the hierarchical decomposition is formed. There are two approaches here:

1. Agglomerative Approach

2. Divisive Approach

Agglomerative Approach:

This approach is also known as the bottom-up approach. In this, we start with each object forming a separate group. It keeps on merging the objects or groups that are close to one another. It keeps on doing so until all of the groups are merged into one or until the termination condition holds.

Divisive Approach:

This approach is also known as the top-down approach. In this, we start with all of the objects in the same cluster. In the continuous iteration, a cluster is split up into smaller clusters. It is down until each object in one cluster or the termination condition holds. This method is rigid, i.e., once a merging or splitting is done, it can never be undone.

R code

Cars example

# The mtcars data set is built into R:


# We will focus on the variables that are continuous in nature rather than discrete:

cars.data <- mtcars[,c(1,3,4,5,6,7)]

# Standardizing by dividing through by the sample range of each variable

samp.range <- function(x){

myrange <- diff(range(x))



my.ranges <- apply(cars.data,2,samp.range)

cars.std <- sweep(cars.data,2,my.ranges,FUN=”/”)

# Getting distance matrix:

dist.cars <- dist(cars.std)

# Single linkage:

cars.single.link <- hclust(dist.cars, method=’single’)

# Plotting the single linkage dendrogram:

plclust(cars.single.link, labels=row.names(cars.data), ylab=”Distance”)

# Opening new window while keeping previous one open


# complete linkage:

cars.complete.link <- hclust(dist.cars, method=’complete’)

# Plotting the complete linkage dendrogram:

plclust(cars.complete.link, labels=row.names(cars.data), ylab=”Distance”)

# Average linkage:

cars.avg.link <- hclust(dist.cars, method=’average’)

# Plotting the average linkage dendrogram:

plclust(cars.avg.link, labels=row.names(cars.data), ylab=”Distance”)

# Average Linkage dendrogram seems to indicate two major clusters,

# Single Linkage dendrogram may indicate three.

# Single Linkage Solution:

cut.3 <- cutree(cars.single.link, k=3)

# printing the “clustering vector”


cars.3.clust <- lapply(1:3, function(nc) row.names(cars.data)[cut.3==nc])

# printing the clusters in terms of the car names


# Cluster 1 seems to be mostly compact cars, Cluster 2 is sports cars, Cluster 3 is large Luxury sedans


Q.17. Give examples of “rbind()” and “cbind()” functions in R

Cbind(): As the name suggests, it is used to bind two columns together. One fact to be kept in mind while binding two columns is, the number of rows in both the columns need to be same.

Let’s understand this with an example:

This is  “Marks” data-set which comprises of marks in three subjects-> 


We’ll bind this with a new dataset “Percentage” which consists of two columns :-> “Total” and “Percentage”


Let’s combine the columns from these two data-sets using the “cbind()” function->



Since, the number of rows in both the data-sets is same we have combined the columns with the help of “cbind()” function


Q.18. Give examples of while and for loop in R.

While loop: 

For loop:


Q.19. Give examples of “select” and “filter” functions from “dplyr” package.


Select: This function from “dplyr” package is used to select some specific columns from the data-set

Birth_weight %>% select(1,2,3)->birth


Birth_weight %>% select(-5)->birth


Filter: This function from “dplyr” package is used to filter out some rows on the basis of a condition:

Birth_weight %>% filter(mother_age>35)->birth


Birth_weight %>% filter(baby_wt>125 & smoke=="smoker")->birth


Q.20. What is the use of stringR package. Give some examples of the functions in Stringr.

Some functions in StringR:




• Converting the strings into capital:



• Finding the count of number of letters:



Q.21. What do you know about the rattle package in R?

Rattle is a popular GUI for data mining using R. It presents statistical and visual summaries of data, transforms data so that it can be readily modelled, builds both unsupervised and supervised machine learning models from the data, presents the performance of models graphically, and scores new datasets for deployment into production. A key features is that all of your interactions through the graphical user interface are captured as an R script that can be readily executed in R independently of the Rattle interface.


Q.22. How would you make multiple plots onto a single page in R?

Plotting multiple plots onto a single page using base graphs is quite easy:

For, example if you want to plot 4 graphs onto the same pane, you can use the below command:



23. How would you create a scatterplot using ggplot2 package?

A scatter-plot can be used to visualize the correlation between two or more entities at the same time.

Let’s take an example and understand how to make a scatter-plot using ggplot2 package->



Q.24. How would you facet the data using ggplot2 package?

Let’s take an example to understand faceting with ggplot2






Q.25. Given a vector of values, how would you convert it into a time series object?

Let’s say this is our vector-> 


To convert this into a time series object->



Let’s plot this:



Q.26. What is a White Noise model and how can you simulate it using R?

The white noise (WN) model is a basic time series model.It is the simplest example of a stationary process.

A white noise model has:

• A fixed constant mean

• A fixed constant variance

• No correlation over time

Simulating a white noise model in R:





Q.27. What is a Random Walk model and how can you simulate it using R?

A random walk is a simple example of non-stationary process.

A random walk has:

• No specified mean or variance

• Strong dependence over time

• It’s changes or increments are white noise

Simulating random walk in R:

arima.sim(model=list(order=c(0,1,0)),n=50)->rw ts.plot(rw)


Q.28. What is Principal Component Analysis and how can you create a PCA model in R?

Principal Component Analysis is a method for dimensionality reduction. Many a times, it happens that, one observation is related to multiple dimensions(features) and this brings in a lot of chaos to the data, that is why it is important to reduce the number of dimensions.

The concept of Principal Component Analysis is this:

• The data is transformed to a new space, with equal or less number of dimensions. These dimensions(features) are known as principal components.

• The first principal component captures the maximum amount of variance from the features in the original data.

• The second principal component is orthogonal to the first and captures the maximum amount of variability left.

• The same is true for each principal component, they are all uncorrelated and each is less important than the previous one.

We can do PCA in R with the help of “prcomp()” function.



Let’s see how thee variability decreases across different principal components



Q.29. How would you find out the mean of one column w.r.t another?

Let’s perform the operation on the iris data-set:


We’ll be using the mean() function from the mosaic package


This command gives the mean values of Sepal-Length across different species of iris flower.


We observe that “virginica” has the highest sepal length and “setosa” has the lowest sepal length.


Q.30. Explain about “initialize()” function in R?

initialize() function is used to initialize the private data members while declaring the object.


With the above code, we are initializing the values of “name” and “cost” during the time of declaration


We have initialized the values of ‘500’ to cost and ‘pizza’ to name


Q.31. How would you fit a linear model over a scatter-plot?

We can do that using the “ggplot2” package.

We’ll first make a scatter-plot with the help of geom_point() function, then we’ll make the linear model, by adding the geom_smooth() layer on top of it.

ggplot(data = house,aes(y=price,x=living_area))+geom_point()


we’ll be adding the geom_smooth() layer on top of this, to fit a linear model.

ggplot(data = house,aes(y=price,x=living_area))+geom_point()+geom_smooth(method = "lm")


Q.32. What do you know about the evaluate_model() function from “statisticalModeling” Package

This is an alternative to the “predict()” function . i.e. It is used to predict the values of the built model.

The difference between this and predict function is that, it automatically selects more sensible values than the predict function.


Let’s build a linear regression model on top of this and then predict the values using evaluate_model()

lm(price~.,data = house)->mod1


It gives a data-set, which also comprises a new column for the model_output


33. How would you build a Scatter-plot using plotly?

With the help of “plotly” we can create stunning visualizations.

This is the command to create a stunning scatter plot with the help of “plotly” package.



Q.34. What is the difference between a bar-chart and a histogram? Where would you use a bar-chart and where would you use a histogram?

People most often get confused where to use a histogram and where to use a bar-graph. One simple point to be kept  in mind is, histograms are used to plot the distribution of a continuous variable and bar-charts are used to plot the distribution of a categorical variable.


Let’s plot a histogram for the iris dataset with the help of ggplot2 package:


ggplot(data = iris,aes(x=Sepal.Length))+geom_histogram(fill="palegreen4",col="green") 

We have plotted “Sepal.Length”- a continuous variable, onto the x-axis.


Now, let’s make a bar-graph:

ggplot(data = iris,aes(x=Species))+geom_bar(fill="palegreen4") 

We’ll plotted “Species”- a categorical variable onto the x-axis.


35. How would you create a box-plot using “plotly”?

This is the command to create a box-plot in R:



Q.36. How would you do a left and right join in R?

We’ll be using the help of “dplyr” package to make a left join and right join.

We have two data-sets -> employee salary and employee designation:





Let’s do a left join on these two data-sets using “left_join()” function from dplyr package:




Now, let’s perform a right join between these two data-sets:




Q.37. What is a factor? How would you create a factor in R?

Conceptually, factors are variables in R which take on a limited number of different values; such variables are often referred to as categorical variables. One of the most important use of factors is in statistical modeling; since categorical variables enter into statistical models differently than continuous variables, storing data as factors ensures that the modeling functions will treat such data correctly.

Initially, we have a character vector of names of fruits, let’s convert it into a factor:


Converting the character vector into a factor can be done using the as.factor() function:



let’s look at the class of the vector now:


Q.38. Given a vector of numbers, how would you turn the values into scientific notation?

We have the below vector:


We can convert it into scientific notation using the “formatC()” function:


This is the result:


Q.39. How would you join multiple strings together?

Joining strings in R is quite an easy task. We can do it either with the help of “paste()” function or “string_c()” function from “stringR” package.

Let’s understand this with an example:

We have the “fruit” vector, which comprises of names of fruits, and we would want to add the  string “fruit” before the name of the fruit. Let’s go ahead and do that.

First, let’s have a glance at the “fruits” vector.



 Now, let’s use the paste function:



Now, let’s perform the same task using “str_c()” function from “stringR” package.



Q.40. Write a custom function which will replace all the missing values in a vector with the mean of values.

Let’s take this vector:


Now, let’s write the function to impute the values:


ifelse(is.na(x),mean(x,na.rm = T),x)



This is the result:


Q.41. What are the different import functions in R?

Data from different sources and different formats can be imported into R. Let’ have a look at the different import functions available in R:

• read.csv()-> for reading .csv files

• read_sas()-> for reading .sas7bdat files

• read_excel()-> for xl sheets

• read_sav()-> for spss data.


Q.42. Name some functions which can be used for debugging in R?

These are some functions which can be used for debugging in R:

• traceback()

• debug()

• browser()

• trace()

• recover()


Q.43. How would you check the distribution of a categorical variable in R?

We would often want to find out how are the values of a categorical variable distributed.

We can use the table() function to find the distribution of categorical values.



Now, let’s find out the percentage distribution of these values.



Q.44. How would you rename the columns of a dataframe?

Most often the column names do not convey the right information about the values present in the column, thus we need to rename them.

Let’s take an example which will illustrate on how to rename the columns.

This is the fruits data-set, which consists of two columns:


We see that the column names do not give any information about the data present in them, so let’s go ahead and rename those columns.

The “colnames()” function is used to rename the columns.



Q.45. How would you find the number of missing values in a dataset and remove all of them? 

Missing values bring in a lot of chaos to the data. Thus, it is always important to deal with the missing values before we build any models.

Let’s take an example:

This is an employee data-set which consists of missing values, let’s go ahead and remove them.


This Code gives the number of missing values->


Now, let’s delete the missing values:


This is the result after deleting the missing values:


46. What is correlation? How would you measure correlation in R?

Correlation is a measure to find the  strength of association between two variables. 

We can use the cor() function in R to find the correlation coefficient.

We’ll be working with the iris data-set: 

Let’s find the extent of correlation between these variables, using the cor() function


Let’s have a look at the result: 

If the correlation coefficient is closer to +1, then there is a strong positive relation between the variables. Similarly, if the correlation coefficient is closer to -1, then there would be a strong negative correlation between the two variables.

If we take “Sepal.Length” and “Petal.Length”, the correlation coefficient is 0.8717538, which means there is strong positive relation between these two variables.


Q.47. How would you extract one particular word from a string?

The string_extract_all() function from the “stringR” package can be used to extract a particular pattern from a string.

sparta<-"This is Sparta! This is Sparta! This is Sparta! This is Sparta! This is Sparta!"

Let’s extract the pattern “Sparta!” from it.


Q.48. From the below data-set, extract only those values where Age>60 and Sex=”F”.


We can do it using the “dplyr” package. “dplyr” is a package which provides many functions for data manipulation, one such function is filter().

Let’s  go ahead and perform the desired task using the filter() function

AARP %>% filter(Age>60 & Sex=="F")

With the above command, we are filtering out those values where Age is greater than 60 and “Sex” is female.


Q.49. You have an employee data-set, which comprises of two columns->”name” and “designation”, add a third column which would indicate the current date and time.

This is the employee data-set: 

We can add the date using cbind() function



Q.50. How would you do a cross-product of two tables in R?

“merge()” function can be used to perform a cross-product in R:

We have two tables-> “employee_designation” and “employee_salary”

employee_designation table: which consists of “name” and “designation” 

employee_salary table: which consists of “name” and “salary” 

By following the below command, we will get a cross-product:





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