Over at big Orange, I regularly (Friday mornings) post a diary called What Are You Reading?
I’m gonna try it out, over here, as well. Perhaps here, with the smaller more (ahem) select audience, and with diaries spending more time up on the lists, we can get into more in-depth discussion. OTOH, perhaps it will work just like at daily Kos. OTOOH, maybe it will sink like a stone.
Use the comments to tell us what you are reading
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John Adams by David McCullough. An excellent book about a fascinating man. The more I read about this era, the more I am impressed by the fathers, but the less I understand the Jefferson cult. I like Adams more.
Classification and Regression Trees by Leo Breiman et al. The seminal work on a fascinating statistical methodology.
Making Money by Terry Pratchett – a new Discworld novel! Enough said! And, if it isn’t enough, then you need to start reading Pratchett!
The Indian Clerk – by David Leavitt. Absolutely wonderful. A novel, a history, a math book. A primer on sexual mores in the era of WWI in Britain. A love story (several). And a dual biography of two fascinating people: GH Hardy and Ramanujan.
I can’t recommend it highly enough.
How Mathematicians Think by William Byers. Fascinating ideas about ambiguity, paradox, and math.
Causality by Judea Pearl. Fascinating but deep.
Intro to Probability Theory by Hoel, Port, and Stone. A good text.
The Elements of Statistical Learning by Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani. An in-depth look at a wide range of statistical techniques. Beautifully produced.