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Old 09-03-2019, 08:24 PM
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Default ACTEX PA Manual: First Component

Hello Everyone,

After a series of proofreading and fine-tuning, I have just submitted the manuscript of the first component of the ACTEX PA manual for publication. If you have made an order for the manual, you should be able to access it very shortly.

To give you some idea of what the ACTEX manual is like, here are some sample pages. The first component of the manual contains two introductory but important chapters, one on basic R programming (written specifically for Exam PA) and one on data visualization using the ggplot2 package. These two chapters will give you (more than) enough background in coding to implement predictive models and interpret computer output in the second component of the manual and in Exam PA. You can find more information about the manual in the Preface.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about the ACTEX manual. Happy studying!

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What is the expected number of pages for the first and second component? and is there any chance of delay for the second component release?

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What is the expected number of pages for the first and second component? and is there any chance of delay for the second component release?

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The first component has 106 pages and the second component is expected to have 150-200 pages with four chapters (linear models, generalized linear models, decision tress, and principal components and cluster analyses). Both the theory and practical implementations of these models will be covered in detail. We will do our best to release the second component by the end of this month.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:33 AM
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Component 1 is now accessible.
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After I see the message "We have successfully setup your DRM content for the first time. In order to view this content, you must click the link below," and I click the link, I see this message:

"You are NOT authorized to access this content. Please contact your system administrator"

Anyone else experiencing this? Not sure who my system administrator would be in this context.
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Yeah, I got that as well. It worked the second time I tried it though.
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Where is our code to access the R Markdown files from the manual?

Thanks again for creating this! Really excited to dive in
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After I see the message "We have successfully setup your DRM content for the first time. In order to view this content, you must click the link below," and I click the link, I see this message:

"You are NOT authorized to access this content. Please contact your system administrator"

Anyone else experiencing this? Not sure who my system administrator would be in this context.
This seems to be browser-specific, at least for me. In Brave, I receive this error message. In Firefox, the reader's frame loads but none of the content ever populates. In Chrome, it seems to work correctly. Not sure what to make of that but looks like I'll be using Chrome for this.
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Is the electronic manual always updated to latest version compared to print manual for 12 month subscription?

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Old 09-07-2019, 05:06 PM
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Thank you all for your support. If any technical problems persist, please feel free to email Support@ActexMadRiver.com and c.c. ambrose-lo@uiowa.edu. The keycode to access the R Markdown files should be provided with the purchase of the manual.

The digital manual will be updated when a new component is released, with the updates (if any) made to the previous component(s) collected as a list for readers' convenience.
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