Friday, March 24, 2017
We are gathering books today that folks on the team have and use. I made my contribution to the first pile of books:
The bottom most book - Doing Bayesian Data Analysis - is my contribution to the pile. We actually had a learning group here last summer using that as our text and I really liked the way it was written. Very useful, tutorial and plenty of examples.
I also have a copy of the top book - Causality by Judea Pearl. To me, that is the key attribute of what people want from statistics : did changing THIS cause THAT to happen? I'm still working my way through it and am probably about 20% done so far. Much more dense than I expected, but that is just another way of saying it is filled with information.
Books are a great way of continually learning and I will write more about that next.
Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,