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#Review for Pirate and R by Daniele Forni #Children’s #Data

Information about the Book

Title: The Pirate and R

Author: Daniele Forni

Genre: Picture Book

Publication Date: 2nd June 2020

Page Count: 30

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

My Review:

This is a book for children and introduces them to using the statistical software, R, which is available as a free download for Mac or PC. The reader needs access to a computer or laptop with the software installed and the book then guides them through using it to carry out calculations, sort and code amongst other things. The book is illustrated on the theme of pirates with colourful, child friendly images that might actually appeal to children who are not old enough to follow the text. The explanations and asides also link to the pirate theme. Whilst as a book on its own this may not be enthralling, add in a device with the appropriate software installed and it becomes of much greater interest. There are additional materials online associated with this book to extend the reader’s understanding and knowledge.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.


The Pirate and R is a simple introduction to the statistical software R, specifically aimed at future data scientists.

Got to http://www.thelittledatascientist.co.uk for more codes to use and to stay up to date regarding future publications.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53666365-the-pirate-and-r

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pirate-R-Daniele-Forni/dp/1913340686/

Author Information

Daniele Forni works as a data scientist and risk manager in banking in London. He has degrees in Economics, International Relations and Languages (English and Mandarin) from universities in the UK and Italy. He has been working in finance for 10 years in Italy, China and the UK. As a data scientist, he is a keen innovation, data and coding enthusiast, and he loves spreading his passions to the younger generations through books and talks. He lives in East London with his beautiful wife and lovely daughter.

Website: https://www.thelittledatascientist.co.uk/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieleforni/



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