Tutorial Analyzing Airline Data and Scrapping IMDB with R

๐Ÿ‘‹ Welcome!

Welcome to the companion website of the R Tutorial. This website includes the tutorial R-Markdown files that analyzes United Airlines data together with an example of webscrapping

Why R?

  • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Itโ€™s one of the most popular tools used for data analysis
  • It can handle large amounts of data (unlimited!)
  • It’s perfect for unstructured data (Twitter, Facebook, News, Reedit, Linkedin, IMBD, etc)
  • It makes some of the best pictures in the business
  • It records every step of your analysis (easier replicability!)
  • It has a huge online community of users/supporters

What will we do in the tutorial?

We will get an introduction to R by following the steps recommended by the book “R for Data Science” (reference below). These are basic steps that anyone wishing to embark in a data analysis project should follow:

  • Import (from a file, a database, a website, etc)
  • Tidy (mainly clean and make it consistent)
  • Understand: Transform -> Visualize -> Model -> Repeat … (Graphs, Statistical Models, Machine Learning, etc)
  • Communicate

What should I do before the tutorial?

You can get ready for the tutorial by either

  • Installing R and R Studio in your own computer
  • Or Signing-up in RStudio Cloud before the tutorial. It’s free. It’s easy. It’s in the cloud. If you want, you can log in, create a project and start playing with RStudio.
  • Then, the day of the tutorial (or before if you have the time). Please login into your RStudio Cloud account, create a project and upload the tutorial files to your new project.

Tutorial Files

United Airlines

Scrapping IMBD

Useful References

Rolando Campusano G.
Rolando Campusano G.
Ph.D. Candidate

Economist with research interests in the intersection ofย urban economics,ย entrepreneurship, andย industrial organization.