Which is the Best Statistics and Analytics Book?

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#1

What are the best Statistics and Analytics Books (practical oriented approach) that are available online for free ? Or can anybody attach these as pdf format. I need these urgently to learn and apply analytics in different areas.


What level of mathematics needed/required to make career in big data and data science?
#2

@whystatistics

The best book available for free on the internet is “The Elements of Statistical Learning”. Here is the link for download:

http://statweb.stanford.edu/~tibs/ElemStatLearn/

It is like a bible for people learning statistics. It is also used as reference in the Statistics course from Stanford.

If you are looking for a basic book, there is a basic book from same authors as well.

Hope this helps


#3

I think one must be careful to point out that this book already assumes that the reader is familiar with basic statistics and builds on that to teach advanced concepts at a more theoretical level. There is a ‘gentler’ version of this book which also assumes the reader has done a course in basic statistics and starts from linear regression, but is also aimed at people who may not have a complete mathematical background. In fact, a MOOC based on this book [2] is currently going on at StanfordX (registrations open until March 21st).

But from the reading the OP, it appears that (s)he may be looking for something like a stats cook-book rather than a detailed text-book.

[1] http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~gareth/ISL/
[2] https://statlearning.class.stanford.edu/


#4

“Probability”, by Guy Lebanon, PhD is a great reference book on the subject, published just last year.Guy Lebanon is head of the relevance team at LinkedIn.


#5

Here’s one that’s more useful for a beginner: https://www.openintro.org/stat/textbook.php


#6

I like these books

R for SAS and SPSS Users

and SAS Certification Prep Guide

and Rattle for Data Mining

and a book I wrote

R for Business Analytics http://www.springer.com/statistics/book/978-1-4614-4342-1


#7

@whystatistics

If you are looking for a book with practical oriented approach, I believe you should read the book titled “BEHIND EVERY GOOD DECISION” by Piyanka Jain and Puneet Sharma.
You can read this book on Scribd.com for free.


#8

Here is a related thread along with an infographic:

http://discuss.analyticsvidhya.com/t/download-infographic-must-read-books-in-data-science-analytics/1756


#9

I began reading The Signal and the Noise just a few days ago. But I brought it almost a year before I knew there was something called ‘data science’. :smile:


#10

Recently I read “Naked Statistics - Stripping The Dread From The Data” By Charles Wheelan

I really enjoyed it. Charles Wheelan introduces statistical concepts, very convincingly, in layman terms


#11

Thanks Kunal !
Thank you very Much for sharing the link


#12

Thanks all


#13

Hi Gaurav,

Could you please link to this book? Thanks!!


#15

R for Data Science
by: Garrett Grolemund and Hadley Wickham

This is an extremely well written and practical reference book. Moreover, I believe, for beginners to R this is a good book to start.
You can read it online at R for Data Science


#16

Thanks for all the books mentioned in the above comments.


#17
  1. STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS - A.ABEBE, J.DANIELS, J.W. MCKEAN AND J.A.KAPENGA.

  2. The Elements of Statistical Learning written - Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani and Jerome Friedman.

  3. Multivariate Statistics with R - Paul J. Hewson.

  4. Data Science by AnalyticBridge - Vincent Granville, Ph.D. Founder, Data Wizard, Managing Partner


#18

Updated link for the book:- The Elements of statistical learning:

https://web.stanford.edu/~hastie/Papers/ESLII.pdf