QBS 181: Data Wrangling

Course Directors: Dr. Carly Bobak

  • Course description: Data wrangling is the process of mapping and transforming data into new formats for the increased ease and efficiency of downstream analysis. In this course, students will learn about the different types of data structures and formats, and how to create, merge, subset, and manipulate these structures. Students will wrangle data using excel, SQL, and R programming as appropriate, learn the principles of tidy data and the tidyverse, learn string processing with regular expressions, and have an introduction to web scraping and API’s for data collections.
  • Prerequisites:
    • Linear algebra, QBS103 or equivalent experience