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Books to make Statistics Interesting

If I'm going to succeed in a field I am considering (bioinformatics), I'm going to need to learn a good deal of statistics. I have limited experience in the subject and have never found the details of it especially compelling. Can you recommend some books on statiistics (not necessarily light on the details) that are well written and interesting? Something designed to get the layman interested in the details could be good, but textbook recommendations would also be good.
posted by garuda on Dec 20, 2013 - 20 answers

Envisioning a syllabus on the Display of Quantitative Information

I am planning on teaching a course on data visualization to some Ph.D. students in the social sciences, and could use some ideas about designing the syllabus. If you have taken or taught such a course, I would especially value your input, but I would also love to hear from any among you who have experience doing data visualization. [more inside]
posted by rapidadverbssuck on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 answers

What statistical analysis of historical prices would be useful for a buyer?

What statistical analysis of historical prices would be useful for a buyer? [more inside]
posted by Theta States on May 12, 2011 - 1 answer

Statistics of retail book sales?

Where can I find statistics on book sales, print vs. electronic? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Aug 25, 2010 - 2 answers

BookSuggestionFilter: I need to learn R (and about statistics) in a hurry.

BookSuggestionFilter: I need to learn about R (and statistical modeling) in a hurry. [more inside]
posted by kenliu on Oct 22, 2009 - 5 answers

What be this book?

Asking for a friend: Trying to find a book, whose central conceit is that computers (and large data sets like Google's in particular) are, in fact, smarter than people at trending probability, etc. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Jun 16, 2008 - 4 answers

i need a good stat textbook for self study.

i've been looking at reviews on amazon for introductory stat textbooks, and i can't seem to find a single one that doesn't have blatantly contradictory reviews. [more inside]
posted by tehgeekmeister on Apr 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Where to get book sales statistics?

Is there any place online (or off) that will allow you to see the total number of books sold for a particular title? I happen to be interested in non-fiction titles, but a fiction list would be interesting too. Is this something book publishers make public? I'm primarily interested in a North American total and it would have to be granular enough to record sales of even a few thousand . . .
posted by jeremias on Jan 25, 2005 - 8 answers

Can anyone recommend a good book on US demographics?

Can anyone recommend a good book on US demographics? Ideally, I'd like an overview of major demographic trends, with engaging vignettes demonstrating the impact on individual communities etc etc. I'm especially interested in the geography / demographics intersection - how is the population distribution changing? Who's going where?
posted by lbergstr on Aug 15, 2004 - 9 answers

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