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Superb write-up and gave me some excellent tips. Thanks.

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Thanks a lot! If you're interested in me writing about other specific topics, let me know!Superb write-up and gave me some excellent tips. Thanks.

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Thanks very much. Lovely Insight and terribly useful too! Now to go apply this stuff!

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very helpful indeed :)

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I am a fan of Leonard Susskind's video lectures on physics. But I note, that after viewing all 160 lectures, I have trouble remembering what was said in the earliest ones; so I repeat them all over and over again. Very enjoyable. But in one of the very first lectures, Susskind identifies his target students; very senior technical people who are in a big hurry to understand concepts in the little time remaining to them. That describes me very well. :-) I don't need the maturity in learning.

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Thank you so much :)

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Perhaps probability and statistics? I am becoming very interested!Thanks a lot! If you're interested in me writing about other specific topics, let me know!Superb write-up and gave me some excellent tips. Thanks.

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OK, I will write on that. But perhaps I can already give a quick recommendation to you already? What is your math background?Perhaps probability and statistics? I am becoming very interested!

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B.S. Electrical Engineering, focused on DSP. I have taken a couple courses in probability, but nothing in statistics. I am familiar with Markov chains, and Kalman filtering for example, but not in Z-score. (I have only heard the term). Probability is more interesting to me than statistics, but statistics is becoming more and more required for my work.OK, I will write on that. But perhaps I can already give a quick recommendation to you already? What is your math background?

(by the way you participated in a thread I created about p-values very recently, thank you for your input)

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OK, then you might want to have a look at this online statistics site: http://www.math.uah.edu/stat/ It is basically an online textbook on probability and statistics and one of the best resources I have ever encountered. There are many helpful data sets and simulations. A possible downside: it is quite mathematical in nature, in the sense that everything is derived rigorously from its beginning. This makes the text long and perhaps difficult.B.S. Electrical Engineering, focused on DSP. I have taken a couple courses in probability, but nothing in statistics. I am familiar with Markov chains, and Kalman filtering for example, but not in Z-score. (I have only heard the term). Probability is more interesting to me than statistics, but statistics is becoming more and more required for my work.

(by the way you participated in a thread I created about p-values very recently, thank you for your input)

As an (easier) alternative, consider Wasserman's "All of statistics". It contains a surprising amount of information on statistics and it is all explained very well.

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Nice post. But shouldn't one be familiar with the proofs before solving the exercises?

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I sure wished I had these hints and kinks when I was an instructor. Very good indeed!

Regards,

ES

Regards,

ES