Free statistics e-books for download

October 25, 2009
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(This article was first published on R-statistics blog » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

This post will eventually grow to hold a wide list of books on statistics (e-books, pdf books and so on) that are available for free download.  But for now we’ll start off with just one several books:

  • The Elements of Statistical Learning written by Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani and Jerome Friedman. you can legally download a copy of the book in pdf format from the authors website! Direct download (First discovered on the “one R tip a day” blog)
  • R related:
    • Using R for Introductory Statistics by John Verzani Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC 2004 ISBN/ASIN: 1584884509 ISBN-13: 9781584884507 Number of pages: 114 Description: The author presents a self-contained treatment of statistical topics and the intricacies of the R software. The book treats exploratory data analysis with more attention than is typical, includes a chapter on simulation, and provides a unified approach to linear models. This text lays the foundation for further study and development in statistics using R. Download link
    • R Graphics (Three chapters only) by Paul Murrell ISBN: 9781584884866 ISBN 10: 158488486X Publication Date: July 29, 2005 Number of Pages: 328 Description: Chapter 1: An Introduction to R Graphics Chapter 4: Trellis Graphics: The Lattice Package Chapter 5: The Grid Graphics Model Download link (see scripts and images here)
    • Using R Download link
    • R intro Download link
    • Psychometric Theory with Applications in R by William Revelle (a work in progress) Download link
    • A great long list of R related texts, for free download, can be found here.

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