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snoble · 2011-07-31 · Original thread
I first got R when I was reading Statistics: an introduction using R (

That said, I ultimately never fell in love with R so perhaps my experience is a bad example (though I would argue there are lots of legitimate reasons not to fall in love with R)

simon_kun · 2009-03-24 · Original thread
Well written, humorous intro to statistics using R:

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