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An Introduction to Statistical Learning
with Applications in R (Springer Texts in Statistics)
This book is responsible for my entire career. – source
Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming
Python's simplicity lets you become productive quickly, but often this means you aren't using everything it has to offer. With the updated edition of this hands-on guide, you'll learn how to write effective, modern Python 3 code by leveraging its best ideas.Don't waste time bending Python to fit patterns you learned in other languages. Discover and...
I’ve read Fluent Python three times cover to cover. Every time there has been a moment when I thought “OH shit, is THAT how it works?!?!” – source
A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research
Political science and sociology increasingly rely on mathematical modeling and sophisticated data analysis, and many graduate programs in these fields now require students to take a "math camp" or a semester-long or yearlong course to acquire the necessary skills. Available textbooks are written for mathematics or economics majors, and fail to conv...
A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research I was a history and social science lover in high school and undergrad, totally disinterested in mathematics. That book was my first step towards finally learning all the math I avoided or ignored in my earlier education. – source
The Name of the Wind
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