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Data Analysis with R - Second Edition by Tony Fischetti

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Summary

One of the hardest things about data analysis is statistics, and one of the hardest things about statistics (not unlike computer programming) is that the beginning is the toughest hurdle because the concepts are so new and unfamiliar. As a result, some might find this to be one of the more challenging chapters in this text.

However, hard work during this phase pays enormous dividends; it provides a sturdy foundation on which to pile on and organize new knowledge.

To recap, in this chapter, you learned about univariate data. You also learned about:

  • The types of univariate data
  • How to measure the central tendency of this data
  • How to measure the spread of this data
  • How to visualize the shape of this data

Along the way, we also discussed ...

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