"Science is changing, but the curriculum hasn't caught up," says author Allen Downey. "Most students don't study complex systems in college, or even grad school. Learning about complexity science gives readers a different toolkit, a different approach to problems, and a different way of thinking."
Downey's new book, Think Complexity (O'Reilly Media, $29.99 USD) will help readers:
P.S. If you're a programmer, you have the skills to turn data into knowledge using the tools of probability and statistics. Downey's first book, Think Stats, shows you how to perform statistical analysis computationally, rather than mathematically, with programs written in Python.
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