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If you’re curious about how things work, this fun and intriguing guide will help you find real answers to everyday problems. By using fundamental math and doing simple programming with the Ruby and R languages, you’ll learn how to model a problem and work toward a solution. All you need is a basic understanding of programming. After a quick introduction to Ruby and R, you’ll explore a wide range of questions by learning how to assemble, process, simulate, and analyze the available data.

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On Nov 24 Kosmas Chatzimichalis wrote: The emphasis is on exploration
One of the most original and fascinating books that I have read. Exploring everyday things with R and Ruby takes you to new and interesting places, with the author as a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Full Review  >

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On Oct 25 Peter Zsoldos wrote:
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On Aug 30 Roy Legaard wrote: A new O'Reilly classic
As many high school or college students could tell you, books about statistics can be rather dry. "Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby" turns this preconception on its head, with author Sau Sheong Chang providing a sequence of fun exercises that introduces the reader to the basics of programming and data analysis. Full Review  >

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On Aug 9 Aaron Sumner wrote: Fun introduction to Ruby and R
The field of analytics is garnering a lot of buzz right now. In Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby, Sau Sheong Chang takes a fun approach to teaching readers the fundamentals of analytics and of two increasingly popular languages: Ruby for harvesting data, and R for analyzing that data with interesting results. Full Review  >

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On Jul 26 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: For unquiet minds
This is an nice to read book for experimenting with data analysis. If you are buying the book for a focus on programming, I don't recommend it. If your are looking for simulations and data analysis I do recommend it, I really enjoyed it. I feel like a can one day end up with a Freakonomics kind of experiment. Full Review  >

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