This book introduces probability, statistics and stochastic processes to students. It can be used by both students and practitioners in engineering, various sciences, finance, and other related fields. It provides a clear and intuitive approach to these topics while maintaining mathematical accuracy. You can also find courses and videos online.
Coursera Statistics, Making Sense of Data: A applied Statistics course that teaches the complete pipeline of statistical analysis MIT: Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis: Introduction to probability, sampling, regression, common distributions, and inference. While R is the de facto standard for performing statistical analysis, it has quite a high learning curve and there are other areas of data science for which it is not well suited. To avoid learning a new language for a specific problem domain, we recommend trying to perform the exercises of these courses with Python and its numerous statistical libraries. You will find that much of the functionality of R can be replicated with NumPy, @SciPy, @Matplotlib, and @Python Data Analysis Library Books Well-written books can be a great reference (and supplement) to these courses, and also provide a more independent learning experience. These may be useful if you already have some knowledge of the subject or just need to fill in some gaps in your understanding: O'Reilly Think Stats: An Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Python programmers Introduction to Probability: Textbook for Berkeley's Stats 134 class, an introductory treatment of probability with complementary exercises.
So there you have it – 5 free eBooks (plus a bonus book) for your summer reading. It would be great if you would leave brief reviews of these books in the comments below – I'm sure all the authors would appreciate your comments and shares. Join the debate below and let me know your thoughts... About the Author Lee Baker is an award-winning software creator with a passion for turning data into a story. A proud Yorkshireman, he now lives by the sparkling shores of the East Coast of Scotland. Physicist, statistician and programmer, child of the flower-power psychedelic '60s, it's amazing he turned out so normal! Turning his back on a promising academic career to do something more satisfying, as the CEO and co-founder of Chi-Squared Innovations he now works double the hours for half the pay and 10 times the stress - but 100 times the fun! He also wanted to be rich, famous and good looking.