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Book: Visual Statistics Use R! (Shipunov)

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  • The ignorance of the statistical methods can lead to mistakes and misinterpretations. Unfortunately, understanding of these methods is far from common. Many college majors require a course in probability theory and mathematical statistics, but all many of us remember from these courses is horror and/or frustration at complex mathematical formulas filled with Greek letters, some of them wearing hats. It is true that probability theory forms the basis of most data analysis methods but on the other hand, most people use fridge without knowledge about thermodynamics and Carnot cycle. For the practical purposes of analyzing data, you do not have to be fully fluent in mathematical statistics and probability theory.