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Why Coding Pipes in R Blew My Mind

Why Coding Pipes in R Blew My Mind

Over a decade ago I tried (unsuccessfully) to learn how to program in R, but ​with help from a friend – Matt Dancho – I’m finally getting started. If you didn’t know, I’m writing my findings and experiences into a series of blog posts so you can follow along with my progress and maybe try out…

Getting Started With R Programming For Data Science

Getting Started With R Programming For Data Science

​Almost 2 decades ago (my, how ​old​ I’ve become) I was just starting my PhD and one of the resident statisticians, who was also doing her PhD – Janine – starting pestering me to learn how to program and do statistics in R. I resisted, because I was just learning how to program in Matlab and…

How To Use Statistics To Plan Your Study

How To Use Statistics To Plan Your Study

​Knowing ​how to navigate through statistics to create a plan-of-action for your next study can be difficult. Where do you start? Should you bury your head in the sand and go out and collect your data without having a strategy on how to analyse it? That’s probably not a good way to start – and yet…

Hypothesis Testing – 4 Steps to the Correct Test

Hypothesis Testing – 4 Steps to the Correct Test

It can take years of learning and practice before you get comfortable with hypothesis testing, and knowing when and how to choose the right statistical hypothesis test is no mean feat. Fortunately, there are ways to shortcut this by having a process, a strategy and a nice, big diagram! Here I’m going to give you all three!…

The One Sure-Fire Path to the Best Data Visualisation

The One Sure-Fire Path to the Best Data Visualisation

​Sometimes, when analysing your data the visualisation that you choose can end up as being a bit of an afterthought. After all, you’ve got your answer, so why waste time playing around with graphs when you can just get out there and change the world! Well, I guess you know the answer already – it’s the graph…

Top 3 Books on Statistics for Data Science

Top 3 Books on Statistics for Data Science

If you’re making the switch to Data Science, you might have come from a programming route or from science. In that case you’re going to need a few books on statistics for Data Science. After all, it would be all too easy to learn a few new skills in data handling and machine learning and neglect statistics. ​Traditionally…

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