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I am a graduate student in the sciences who enjoys reading and writing about ponies in my spare time.

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Defining the Readers of each Genre: Part II · 1:21am May 16th, 2016

In my previous post, I used data from a 2015 Harris survey to examine how reader demographics vary across different genres of books. From this data, I was able to group the genres into three rough clusters: Cluster 1 seems to consist of pleasure reading read predominantly by younger readers, cluster 2 consists of educational reading read predominantly by highly educated readers, and cluster 3 consists of books read more by older readers. In this post, I’ll use a different analytical technique called principal component analysis to sort through the data and see if it yields any different conclusions.

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You're very welcome. I'm glad you like her. Present Perfect deserves most of the credit for coming up with the idea and organizing the effort.

Well, look what just came in the mail!

I saw your name on the list, and popped over to personally thank you. It's a beautiful plushie, and I hope that knowing you were part of making my day/week/month/forever puts a smile on your face even a fraction as large as the one on mine.

Thank you for the follow:yay:

Thanx for the favourite on My Father Used to Say. Greatly appreciated :twilightsmile:

Thank you for faving "The Reality I Choose." I'm glad you enjoyed it! :pinkiesmile:

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