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Old 10-20-2018, 06:20 PM
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For those of you that are already going through the modules, how many modules are there? And how long does it take to go through a module on average?
I am taking LTAM on the 26th so planning to start studying on the 29th. I am not sure if I should register for exam or should I just double up in spring (FSA exam + PA) assuming I pass LTAM?
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:15 PM
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Does anyone know if you can use the ? function during the test? Like, running ?ggplot or something.
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For those of you that are already going through the modules, how many modules are there? And how long does it take to go through a module on average?
I am taking LTAM on the 26th so planning to start studying on the 29th. I am not sure if I should register for exam or should I just double up in spring (FSA exam + PA) assuming I pass LTAM?
Someone asked this just a few comments back, but my thoughts are that it heavily depends on (1) your comfort/experience in R, (2) your comfort/experience with regression, and (3) how many hours/day you can put in. I'd say only go for the December sitting if you've used R quite a bit, already have a pretty good grasp on regression, and can spend at least 2-3 good, focused hours per day on the modules / reading / videos. Otherwise I'd say don't kill yourself.
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Old 10-24-2018, 03:30 AM
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Just about finished Module 1. I used R in 3 grad school classes about 7 years ago, so Module 1 hasn't been too unfamiliar. But it is a boring as hell. Please tell me the other 8 modules are "more fun."

How many modules are devoted to regression? I will skip that material.

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Check out the syllabus, each section has its own module
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:37 PM
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Check out the syllabus, each section has its own module
I can't believe I didn't think of consulting the syllabus. I can be a hayseed.

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On a separate note, Healy's text (http://soviz.co/) is terrifically written. I mean absolutely stellar.
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On a separate note, Healy's text (http://soviz.co/) is terrifically written. I mean absolutely stellar.
It really is. I learned more about basic R concepts from that text than from 'R for Everyone', and that wasn't even the focus!
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Anyone having trouble accessing the modules? I had no issue accessing Module 6 earlier today but haven't been able to resume studying this evening. Just curious.
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It really is. I learned more about basic R concepts from that text than from 'R for Everyone', and that wasn't even the focus!
R for Everyone is very well written.
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It really is. I learned more about basic R concepts from that text than from 'R for Everyone', and that wasn't even the focus!
I was had at the preface or chapter 1. As a veteran statistician, I gained a whole new insight into data visualization and presentation--something I obsess over. The best writer is also a convincing writer! And as you said, the book teaches the basics--making its depth, sophistication and verve that much more impressive!

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R for Everyone is very well written.
R for Everyone does its job, though I haven't had too much need for it at least yet. I do agree it is good book. But I didn't mail its author back-cover puff quote material and a best-text-material-I-have-read-to-date acknowledgement

Enough on Healy--how are yall progressing?
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