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Data Analysis with R - Second Edition by Tony Fischetti

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Preface

I'm going to shoot it to you straight. There are a lot of books about data analysis and the R programming language. I'll take it for granted that you already know why it's extremely helpful and fruitful to learn R and data analysis (if not, why are you reading this preface?!) but allow me to make a case for choosing this book to guide you in your journey.

For one, this subject didn't come naturally to me. There are those with an innate talent for grasping the intricacies of statistics the first time it is taught to them; I don't think I'm one of them. I kept at it because I love science and research, and I knew that data analysis was necessary, not because it immediately made sense to me. Today, I love the subject in and of itself ...

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