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These books have been published and re-published in the last 10 year. Most of them are encyclopedias, yet they are extremely useful resources for the data science beginner or expert. Just like top restaurants, they come with a steep price. I did not include two encyclopedias (each with 10+ volumes) that sell for over $5,000 because I felt they were truly overpriced. If you want to know about them, please let us know in the comment section below.

The books below are listed in random order, and cover data science, computer science, machine learning, and operational research knowledge .

  1. Computer Science Handbook - CRC Press, 2,752 pages
  2. Numerical Recipes - Cambridge University Press
  3. Handbook of Fitting Statistical Distributions with R - CRC Press, 1,718 pages
  4. Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques
  5. Pattern Recognition
  6. The Elements of Statistical Learning
  7. Handbook of Computational Statistics
  8. International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science (3 volumes)
  9. Handbook of Engineering Statistics - Springer, 1,120 pages
  10. Encyclopedia of Machine Learning  - Springer, 1,030 pages
  11. Encyclopedia of Mathematics- CRC Press, 3,242 pages
  12. Methods of Multivariate Statistics
  13. Handbook of Natural Language Processing
  14. The Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Handbook - Springer, 1,383 pages

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Comment by Ramakrishna Govindu on March 17, 2016 at 2:34pm

Hello. Could you please let me know what are the "two encyclopedias (each with 10+ volumes) that sell for over $5,000" that you were referred to? Thank you.

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