Re: stats books?
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 20:16:37 -0700 (PDT)
Amazon sales numbers have just spiked on those two books!! :-)
Robert G. Freeman
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From: Cary Millsap <cary.millsap_at_method-r.com> To: orclwzrd_at_yahoo.com
Cc: oracle-l <oracle-l_at_freelists.org> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 8:45:10 PM Subject: Re: stats books?
As much as I love Lex and Toon's "Applied Mathematics..." book, it is not a statistics book. Nor is Shallahamer's "Forecasting..." book.
For a good intuitive introduction to statistics, I recommend putting $11 down on this one: http://www.amazon.com/Statistics-Manual-Edwin-L-Crow/dp/048660599X. If you want a really good book with a focus on statistics for performance analysts, use http://www.amazon.com/Art-Computer-Systems-Performance-Analysis/dp/0471503363/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1236912261&sr=1-1.
On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM, John D Parker <orclwzrd_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
Any one have any suggestions for good stats books for dba's. I continue to discover that I should have signed up for those stats classes back in the dark ages of college. I already have some cap planning books that are full of incomprehensible symbols and formulas. I almost need a how to for performance analyzers with regard to stats. I do some play stuff now with avg and std dev and slope and things but nothing complicated. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated.
JohnReceived on Thu Mar 12 2009 - 22:16:37 CDT