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Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data

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From Amazon: “Written by sought-after speaker, designer, and researcher Stephanie D.H. Evergreen, Effective Data Visualization shows readers how to create Excel charts and graphs that best communicate data findings. This comprehensive how-to guide functions as a set of blueprints–supported by research and the author’s extensive experience with clients in industries all over the world–for conveying data in an impactful way. Delivered in Evergreen’s humorous and approachable style, the book covers the spectrum … Continue Reading

Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

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From Amazon: “Discover a powerful new lens for viewing the world with fascinating implications for our companies, economies, societies, and planet as a whole. What causes one system to break down and another to rebound? Are we merely subject to the whim of forces beyond our control? Or, in the face of constant disruption, can we build better shock absorbers–for ourselves, our communities, our economies, and for the planet as … Continue Reading

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

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From Amazon: “The Freakonomics of math–a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands. The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur … Continue Reading

Working with R (R Fundamentals)

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From Amazon: “Working with R is the first book in the R Fundamentals series. The book introduces you to the core concepts of R and helps you be effective as soon as you start. It is the first in a series of books that will help you use R to achieve awesome things in your data job.” The book includes the following chapters: About R Why use R? Using RStudio … Continue Reading

Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving

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From Amazon: “This book (intended for beginning analysts, students, and the people training them) bridges general business problem solving and mathematics for improved effectiveness in work and life. Full of tools for solving real-world problems, this new edition is an ideal training manual for those who are intimidated by quantitative analysis and an excellent refresher for those looking to improve the quality of their data, the clarity of their graphics, … Continue Reading

Elements of Information Theory

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From Amazon: “The Second Edition of this fundamental textbook maintains the book’s tradition of clear, thought-provoking instruction. Readers are provided once again with an instructive mix of mathematics, physics, statistics, and information theory. All the essential topics in information theory are covered in detail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, rate distortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. The authors provide reads with a solid understanding of the underlying theory … Continue Reading

Probability: Theory and Examples

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From Amazon: “This book is an introduction to probability theory covering laws of large numbers, central limit theorems, random walks, martingales, Markov chains, ergodic theorems, and Brownian motion. It is a comprehensive treatment concentrating on the results that are the most useful for applications. Its philosophy is that the best way to learn probability is to see it in action, so there are 200 examples and 450 problems.”

Probability and Random Processes

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From Amazon: “This book gives an introduction to probability and its many practical applications by providing a thorough, entertaining account of basic probability and important random processes, covering a range of important topics. Emphasis is on modelling rather than abstraction and there are new sections on sampling and Markov chain Monte Carlo, renewal-reward, queuing networks, stochastic calculus, and option pricing in the Black-Scholes model for financial markets. In addition, there … Continue Reading

Bayesian Data Analysis

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From Amazon: “Winner of the 2016 De Groot Prize from the International Society for Bayesian Analysis Now in its third edition, this classic book is widely considered the leading text on Bayesian methods, lauded for its accessible, practical approach to analyzing data and solving research problems. Bayesian Data Analysis, Third Edition continues to take an applied approach to analysis using up-to-date Bayesian methods. The authors–all leaders in the statistics community–introduce … Continue Reading

Introduction to Nonparametric Estimation

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From Amazon: “This is a concise text developed from lecture notes and ready to be used for a course on the graduate level. The main idea is to introduce the fundamental concepts of the theory while maintaining the exposition suitable for a first approach in the field. Therefore the results are not always given in the most general form but rather under assumptions that lead to shorter or more elegant … Continue Reading