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# Introduction to Probability

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Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo MCMC. Additional application areas explored
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Hardcover, 596 pages

Published
September 3rd 2014
by Chapman and Hall/CRC
(first published August 1st 2014)

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The book uses the concept of a “story” to define distributions, which is basically learning by generi ...more

This book teaches basic probability and several of the more common statistical distributions in an academic but easy to read style. It's a good prep before learning statistical inference.

Prerequisite is only first year university level mathematics skills. ...more

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I'm not quite through (haven't done the sections on Markov chains), but this is a great textbook so far. ...more

I couldn't imagine a better introduction to probability theory. ...more

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