A new bunch of links to the resources regarding statistics etc. that seem to me helpful:
Introduction to Statistics
This is an archive of an introductory statistics course at Coursera Statistics: Making Sense of Data by Alison Gibbs, Jeffrey Rosenthal (University of Toronto).
The authors of the course kindly provided a list of recommended literature. I don’t think it would be a crime to reproduce it here. So, they recommended three ‘traditional books’:
- Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, by David S. Moore and George P. McCabe. (The book is currently in its fifth edition, but any edition will do.)
- Stats: Data and Models, Canadian edition, by Richard D. De Veaux, Paul F. Velleman, David E. Bock, Augustin M. Vukov, and Augustine C.M. Wong. (The original version of the book, by the first three authors only, is also recommended.)
- Statistics, by David Freedman, Robert Pisani, and Roger Purves.
And three online resources:
- OpenIntro Statistics, by David M. Diez, Christopher D. Barr, and Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel. The cool thing about this one is that it’s not just a book, it’s a whole learning tool including labs and some instructions on using R.
- Online Statistics Education, by David M. Lane, David Scott, Mikki Hebi, Rudy Guerra, Dan Osherson, and Heidi Zimmer
- HyperStat Online, by David M. Lane
- StatPrimer, by B. Burt Gerstman
- Many people recommend using R Studio as a better IDE for working with R (than its built-in IDE). Just downloaded. Looks fine so far.
- A totally cool reference thing for R beginners.
- A series of good video tutorials on R.
- R Cookbook, by Paul Teetor.
Statistics and Python
And last, a couple of books kindly recommended by a great person at P2PU. These connect statistics to programming in Python:
- Think Stats: Probability and Statistics for Programmers, by Allen B. Downey (whom I previously knew only as the author of How to Think like a Computer Scientist).
- Python for Data Analysis, by Wes McKinney.
- And Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics in Python, a newly published book also by Allen B. Downey (who by the way has a very interesting blog).