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80 Best Data Science Books That Worth Reading


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.

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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.

5 Free Data Science eBooks For Your Summer Reading List


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.