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If you know how to program, you have the skills to turn data into knowledge using the tools of probability and statistics. This concise introduction shows you how to perform statistical analysis computationally, rather than mathematically, with programs written in Python. Throughout the book, you'll work with a case study to help you learn the entire data analysis process.


On Oct 17 Marc Carmen wrote: Good Introduction to Statistics Through Programming
I felt that this was a very good introduction to statistics through programming. The author did a good job at explaining the concepts and providing good code examples. Full Review  >

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On Oct 31 Grant van Staden wrote: Book review: Think Stats by Allen B. Downey
Using programming to learn statistics was what drew my attention to this book. To great extent it achieves this goal. The exclusive use of Python means that you only get all the full value of the book if you are a Python programmer. Full Review  >

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On Sep 24 Kiatikun Luangkesorn wrote:
Think Stats gives students the chance to get their hands dirty...Going through this small book, the goal is understanding and using statistics, not just learning statistics. I have a number of college undergraduate students working on projects. I have started giving them this to work on when they first start with me, both for the programming in Python and to learn statistics and data analysis so they can be useful. Full Review  >

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On Sep 6 Hal Smith wrote:
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On Aug 11 Giacomo Santangelo wrote: Learning Statistics using Programming
If your grasp of Programming exceeds your understanding of Basic Statistics, "Think Stats" IS for you. Full Review  >

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