After a short delay in grading I received notification that I have completed the Getting and Cleaning Data Course.
This class explained how to pull in data from a variety of formats (i.e. excel, XML, JSON, MySQL, etc.). It introduced me to the data.table package in R which is awesome. It was not always taught in a very clear way.
I was taking Core Concepts in Data Analysis at the same time which was very challenging. That is why my blog has fell silent for the last little bit (because I was too busy to write). I am waiting to see how that class turns out.
I have been using the skills gained in this class to write scripts to pull data from the BEA’s API using R. Hopefully I will have more to share on this in a later post.