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  •  referring to Librarything books (3+ / 0-)
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    JRG, plf515, kurt

    I use your recommendations as an example; LibraryThing had all 4 books.  It is so easy to make a Librarything url:  librarything.com/title/all_the_words_in_the_title and Bob's your uncle.

    Statistics as principled argument, by Robert Abelson.    A great book.  Very easy reading.  Very little math.  This book won't substitute for a text, but is  a great book for anyone who knows a little statistics.  Rather than teach methods and formulas and such, it does what the title says: Show how statistics is a way of arguing.  If you read statistics, or do research, you should have this.

    The elements of statistical learning by Hastie et al.  This is NOT an introductory book, but I did not know where to put it.  A very general book, and a beautifully produced one.

    An introduction to the bootstrap by Efron and Tibshirani.  If you want an intro to the bootstrap, this is it.  Bootstrapping books tend to either be a) So simple that they teach nothing or b) Meant for mathematicians.  This one strikes a happy middle ground. If only they would update it!

    Classification and regression trees by Breiman et al.  I think tree methods are very neat, and under-utilized. This is a good intro.

    # 18 days 'til the light starts to return

    by jotter on Sun Dec 03, 2006 at 12:02:12 PM PST

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    •  An excellent site (0+ / 0-)

      I just joined.  Starting to find my way around

      I will try to remember to post about this in my What Are You Reading series, and maybe you could do so, as well; also in cfk's bookflurries series

      thanks!  Looks like a great site

      What are you reading? on Friday mornings
      stats_geeks_of_daily_kos

      by plf515 on Sun Dec 03, 2006 at 12:04:17 PM PST

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