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.


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 '11 at 3:12
  • $\begingroup$ Surely. When can we start? And what you want to start with? $\endgroup$
    – Beta
    Nov 11 '11 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 '11 at 2:04

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