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Old 01-03-2009, 11:13 AM
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Default Recommended Books

There is no required text. However, many lectures will utilize methods in Numerical Recipes, Third Edition. Enrolled students will be provided with a free electronic subscription to this book, as well as access to its source code.

Some other relevant books, roughly in priority order, are:

Bishop, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Closest book that I know of to the spirit of this course, although the order of presentation is quite different.

Hastie, Tibshirani, and Friedman, The Elements of Statistical Learning
Probably the best-selling book in machine learning.

Gelman et al., Bayesian Data Analysis

Ewens and Grant, Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics

Givens and Hoeting, Computational Statistics

Wasserman, All of Statistics
This is a good book for learning the "jargon" of the statistics literature.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:25 PM
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Default Another good Bayes book

A good book on both the fundamentals of Bayesian thinking and applications is

Sivia and Skilling, Data Analysis: A Bayesian Tutorial

I actually haven't yet seen this new edition, but I expect it is at least as good as the earlier edition that I own,
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:39 PM
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Default Free Biology Primer

"The Structures of Life" is a very good introduction to biological molecules for those who are interested. It's free and available from the NIH website:


It has really good illustrations---and really, who doesn't like pretty pictures?
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