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Data Science for Business: What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking
Foster Provost, Tom Fawcett

O'Reilly Media, 2013

Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today. Based on an MBA course Provost has taught at New York University over ...


The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't
Nate Silver

Penguin Press HC, The, 2012

"Nate Silver's  The Signal and the Noise  is The Soul of a New Machine for the 21st century." —Rachel Maddow, author of  Drift Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction ...


Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions
Educational Testing Service

McGraw-Hill, 2014

150 REAL GRE Quantitative Reasoning questions--direct from the test maker! The best way to prepare for the Quantitative Reasoning measure of the GRE revised General Test is with real GRE test questions--and that is what you will find in this unique guide! Specially created for you by ETS, it offers 150 actual Quantitative Reasoning questions with complete explanations. Plus, this guide includes a review of math topics likely to appear on the ...


An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R (Springer Texts in Statistics)
Gareth James, Daniela Witten, ...

Springer, 2013

An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, ...


Elementary Statistics (12th Edition)
Mario F. Triola

Pearson, 2012

From SAT scores to job search methods, statistics influences and shapes the world around us. Marty Triola’s text continues to be the bestseller because it helps students understand the relationship between statistics and the world, bringing life to the theory and methods. Elementary Statistics raises the bar with every edition by incorporating an unprecedented amount of real and interesting data that will help instructors connect with ...


The Best American Infographics 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

Year two of this fresh, timely, beautiful addition to the Best American series, introduced by Nate Silver The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media reveals patterns in our lives and worlds in fresh and surprising ways. As we find ourselves in the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge — to ...


Barron's AP Statistics, 7th Edition
Marty Sternstein

Barron's Educational Series, 2013

This manual's in-depth preparation for the AP Statistics exam features the 35 absolutely best AP Statistics exam hints found anywhere, and includes: A diagnostic test and five full-length and up-to-date practice exams All test questions answered and explained Additional multiple-choice and free-response questions with answers A 15-chapter subject review, covering all test topics and divided into four themes: Exploratory Analysis, ...


The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward R. Tufte

Graphics Pr, 2001

The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improving graphics. The data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs. ...


Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Dan Ariely

Harper Perennial, 2010

Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common ...


Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.)
Stephen J. Dubner

Harper Perennial, 2009

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is ...


Advanced R (Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series)
Hadley Wickham

Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2014

An Essential Reference for Intermediate and Advanced R Programmers Advanced R presents useful tools and techniques for attacking many types of R programming problems, helping you avoid mistakes and dead ends. With more than ten years of experience programming in R, the author illustrates the elegance, beauty, and flexibility at the heart of R. The book develops the necessary skills to produce quality code that can be used in a variety ...


Bayesian Data Analysis, Third Edition (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
Andrew Gelman, John B. Carlin, ...

Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2013

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 basic concepts from a data-analytic perspective before ...


GRE® Math Workbook (Kaplan Test Prep)

Kaplan Publishing, 2013

Hundreds of realistic practice questions and exercises to prepare you for the Math portion of the GRE. Kaplan’s Math Workbook for the GRE, 9th Edition, comprehensively addresses  the math section of the GRE Revised General Test.  This workbook is  a highly effective way to prepare for the math section of the GRE Revised General Test. Kaplan’s Math Workbook for the GRE, 9th Edition includes: • 6 full-length Quantitative ...


When GOD Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life
SQuire Rushnell

Atria Books, 2002

It is not by accident that you just picked up When God Winks. Whether you call it synchronicity or coincidence, what brought you to this book today is worth remembering. In fact, you may have suspected all along that there is more to coincidence than meets the eye. These seemingly random events are actually signposts that can help you successfully navigate your career, relationships, and interests. SQuire Rushnell shows us that by recognizing ...


The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010

A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility , which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.


Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (Salkind, Statistics for People Who(Think They Hate ...
Neil J. Salkind

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2013

The best-selling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics is now in its Fifth Edition . Continuing its hallmark use of humor and common sense, this text helps students develop an understanding of an often intimidating and difficult subject with an approach that is informative, personable, and clear. Author Neil J. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with a brief historical introduction to ...


The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (Springer Series ...
Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, ...

Springer, 2011

During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but ...


Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight
John W. Foreman

Wiley, 2013

Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions. But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hire one of these priests of the dark arts, the "data scientist," to ...


R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics (Addison-Wesley Data & Analytics Series)
Jared Lander

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2013

Statistical Computation for Programmers, Scientists, Quants, Excel Users, and Other Professionals Using the open source R language, you can build powerful statistical models to answer many of your most challenging questions. R has traditionally been difficult for non-statisticians to learn, and most R books assume far too much knowledge to be of help. R for Everyone is the solution. Drawing on his unsurpassed experience ...


Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics
Andy Field

SAGE Publications Ltd, 2013

Unrivaled in the way it makes the teaching of statistics compelling and accessible to even the most anxious of students, the only statistics textbook you and your students will ever need just got better! Andy Field's comprehensive and bestselling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS 4th Edition takes students from introductory statistical concepts through very advanced concepts, incorporating SPSS throughout. The Fourth Edition focuses on ...



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