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Lovely settlers of Mastodon; what is the best book about Statistics (as theoretical background behind ML/Data Science) that you can recommend? Extra points if it is completely [programming] language-agnostic!

@diegovicente not language agnostic, but I'm working my way through this:

www-bcf.usc.edu/~gareth/ISL/

So far the programming is largely confined to the exercises - the text is more about how the science works. Is good!

#rstats

@gwmngilfen it was the one I had in mind, been reading good things about that book for a while and that is a great confirmation. Thank you!

@diegovicente Sorry, can't answer your question about data science.

For #civil #engineering , Probability Concepts in Engineering by Ang and Tang is good.

@diegovicente Shalizi's incredible Advanced Data Analysis uses R, but it's so close to being a pseudo-code thing that there is no friction. stat.cmu.edu/~cshalizi/ADAfaEP

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