Gavin Simpson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (41 of 41)
Location: London, UK


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Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You: A Guide to the Uni&hellip by Marcus Chown
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book at a book signing event in Waterstones whilst waiting around for Ben Goldacre to show up to sign his book Bad Science. Marcus Chown was also in attendance and I chatted a while with him about this book amongst other things.

I have read several books on physics and quantum theory by authors such as Brian Green, John Gribbin and Stephen Hawking and was familiar with quantum theory; familiar in the sense that I have a vague understanding of the topic and find it thoroughly interesting but decidedly bonkers.

Given my existing "knowledge", I wasn't sure if this book would be for me, but I bought… Read more
Introductory Statistics with R (Statistics and Com&hellip by Peter Dalgaard
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I was a little surprised to see a reviewer suggest this was for the "pros" - nothing could be further from the truth, and that comes from a non-statistician.

Dalgaard's book is an excellent introduction to both the R language and to statistics, well written and with the high production values I have come to expect from Springer books. The R code is clearly indicated in a typewriter style font that is essential for computer code the user is expected to type in, and this contrasts favourably with Crawley's competitor book "Statistics An introduction using R". Dalgaard's book is superior in almost every way to Crawley's.

The book opens with the basic concepts of R and… Read more

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