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# All of Statistics: A Concise Course in Statistical Inference

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Taken literally, the title "All of Statistics" is an exaggeration. But in spirit, the title is apt, as the book does cover a much broader range of topics than a typical introductory book on mathematical statistics. This book is for people who want to learn probability and statistics quickly. It is suitable for graduate or advanced undergraduate students in computer science
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Hardcover, 442 pages

Published
September 17th 2004
by Springer
(first published December 4th 2003)

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If you want to learn about the chi-square, don't read Wikipedia. Read Wasserman. ...more

May 08, 2020
Hamish Seamus
marked it as backburner

Notes:

- The core problem in probability is "given a generating process, what does the output look like?"

- The core problem in statistics is "given some output, what does the generating process look like?"

- If A and B are disjoint events with non-zero probability, then they cannot be independent (because P(AB)=0, but P(A),P(B)>0). "Except in this special case, there is no way to judge independence by looking at the sets in a Venn diagram."

- Mistaking P(A|B) for P(B|A) is called the prosecutor's ...more

- The core problem in probability is "given a generating process, what does the output look like?"

- The core problem in statistics is "given some output, what does the generating process look like?"

- If A and B are disjoint events with non-zero probability, then they cannot be independent (because P(AB)=0, but P(A),P(B)>0). "Except in this special case, there is no way to judge independence by looking at the sets in a Venn diagram."

- Mistaking P(A|B) for P(B|A) is called the prosecutor's ...more

I think the audience of this book is "mathematicians who find books with more equations than text to be comfortable and easy to learn from, who also know nothing about statistics and want a quick survey of the fiel ...more

12/8/2015: I like everything about this book, except the title. It may receive some complaints about not discussing in depth some topics, but one can always go look up and read more on their topics of interest. Nonetheless, this is a very well written book!

Great if you like statistics, painful if you don't...
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