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An Introduction to R
An Introduction to R
12.1 Introduction

Figure 1.2, in Chapter 1, introduced seven components of quantitative geography: social and scientific knowledge; maths and numeracy; statistics and statistical modelling; geographical information science; visualisation and data presentation; thinking geographically and looking at spatial variation; and data handling and (geo)computation. Of these, computation has taken a back seat. It has been there, of course, in the analyses, the calculations and the production of the graphics (you will have realised that I did not do them by hand). However, there has been no specific discussion of why computational skills and programming are important skills ...

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