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About Chris Leonard

Chris is a native Texan & amateur data scientist. His interest in data science has been growing since 2006 when he began using Google Analytics to review website traffic. His interest in R was born in frustration with Excel as a data cleaning & analysis tool. He downloaded R, began perusing forums & downloading books, then finally began using it regularly at work. He still has to use Excel occasionally, but he doesn't like it. He holds a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. When not working you'll find him running, cycling or swimming. You can also find him on or @lenwood


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