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"Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think"

Listen to this very interesting story on NPR regarding a book on what "Big Data" can do to our lives, works and behaviors.

 
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Free E-Books From SpringerLink

As you might know, Springer Publishing has many of its book available online for free. Just recently, I was looking for some books in general Data Analysis topics and found several editorial books that seem to cover a wide range of topics in Data Analysis, I have provided the name and link of 5 of them that I found to be the top ones:

- Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, 2012 (link)

 
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The best free Python resources

http://pythonbooks.revolunet.com/ has a collection of the best free python books. You can also find a collection of the best free books on learning JavaScript here: http://jsbooks.revolunet.com/ .

 
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Book: Monte Carlo Statistical Methods

The book "Monte Carlo Statistical Methods" by Robert and Casella (2004, Springer) is a comprehensive and well detailed text on Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. The book starts with some basic introductions on random variables; then, explores the implementation of MC and how to control the variance in MC sampling. It also covers some material about MC optimization and MCMC. Among other topics in the book, you can also find Perfect Sampling and Sequential Importance Sampling.

 
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Book: The Elements of Statistical Learning

If you can recall, last month I wrote about a short course on Statistical Learning and Data Mining by two professors at Stanford University, Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani. Today, right before the course begins on March 15, I would like to introduce the invaluable book that Trevo and

 
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