I'd like to get better at statistics. Part of the struggle is figuring out what is important to know and spend time on learning.

That said, I have some light experience with Time Series, and would like to learn more.

I'm considering going through either of these books Cowpertwait

or Shumway

Ideally we'd have a handful of people interested , and we could each choose an exercise from a chapter to do, and post that answer.. If you did your answer correct, we could upvote that answer, and thus you would increase your reputation. I think this actually would add some motivation to do the problems and keep up with the course.

I'm open to any suggestions for what I should do as far as wanting to learn more stats/ what books to learn from, etc. I'm just putting an idea out there that I think could possibly work. I realize most of these ideas fizzle out, but I think with the possibility of having some clever fellow students to learn from, and validly increasing your reputation by solving some difficult problems, I think that it could work.


I'm also interested in learning about datamining and bayesian stuff as well.

I have access to this book : Bayes Computation and this book The Elements of Statistical Learning

at first glance, The elements of statistical learning looks useful but quite challenging.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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The area that you are talking about I'm too interested. I've gone through both time-series book & "The Elements of Statistical Learning". The last book is a beauty. If you agree, we can start working on the problems soon.

Rgds, Ari

  • $\begingroup$ Hi Ari, I am very much interested. Sorry for the late response. When would you like to start doing problems? $\endgroup$
    – Adam
    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:12
  • $\begingroup$ Surely. When can we start? And what you want to start with? $\endgroup$
    – Beta
    Nov 11, 2011 at 1:14
  • $\begingroup$ We can start whenever you're ready. It would be nice if we had a way to share some contact info without posting it on the web. Is there such a way? I'd like to start with either time series, or the statistical learning.. You said you'd already done the time series, so I guess let's go with Elements of Stat Learning. $\endgroup$
    – Adam
    Nov 11, 2011 at 2:04

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