The comic book, combined with explanatory notes and R codes, is super helpful in understanding how predictive models work, and more importantly, how people build predictive models. Beta and Bit are two coworkers tasked to build
a model for COVID-19 mortality using a tonne of data. They both are smart, but one wants to “get things done”, and the other wants to “be sure enough"—two different archetypes of engineers.
Every comic strip playfully exposits a concept before theoretically explaining and doing it in R. At 50 pages, it won’t take more than an afternoon. Whether you are an experienced analyst or a budding one, bookmark it for your Sunday reading.