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Six Questions for Jonathan Carroll, author of Beyond Spreadsheets with R

By Frances Lefkowitz

Jonathan Carroll is a data science consultant providing R programming services. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics.


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Say I know how to make an Excel spreadsheet, but I’ve never done a lick of programming; will I be able to get anything out of your book?

And what kinds of things will I be able to do when I finish the book?

What do you do with R?

In addition to covering R and RStudio, does your book also serve as a primer on the basics of data science?

How do I decide if I need to ditch the old spreadsheet and use R on a project instead?

Enough about data; let’s talk about beer. Tell me about your home brew. Also, what are your thoughts about fruit in beer?

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