Very interesting compilation published here, with a strong machine learning flavor (maybe machine learning book authors - usually academics - are more prone to making their books available for free). Many are O'Reilly books freely available. Here we display those most relevant to data science. I haven't checked all the sources, but they seem legit. If you find some issue, let us know in the comment section below. Note that at DSC, we also have our free books:

There are several sections in the listing in question:

  1. Data Science Overviews (4 books)
  2. Data Scientists Interviews (2 books)
  3. How To Build Data Science Teams (3 books)
  4. Data Analysis (1 book)
  5. Distributed Computing Tools (2 books)
  6. Data Mining and Machine Learning (29 books)
  7. Statistics and Statistical Learning (5 books)
  8. Data Visualization (2 books)
  9. Big Data (3 books)

Here we mention #1, #5 and #6:

Data Science Overviews

Distributed Computing Tools

Data Mining and Machine Learning

DSC Resources

Additional Reading

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Comment by Matt Barton on June 16, 2020 at 7:20pm

Any possibilty this list could be updated? (From an older, still learning, to be data scientist.)

Comment by Web Master on August 25, 2016 at 7:47am

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Comment by Dr. Alexander Adrowitzer on October 14, 2015 at 12:58am

I also made a list with comments to each of free and non-free books. You can check them out on my website

Comment by Brendan Martin on September 21, 2015 at 1:35pm

I am the author of this list, and it was originally published on LearnDataSci

Comment by Vincent Granville on September 19, 2015 at 9:47am

Many more books are available for free but you need to provide your email address to download a copy. Here's another one: The Field Guide to Data Science, by Booz Allen Hamilton. You can also check data science classes taught in some colleges, sometimes it lists a data science book that you can download for free. Not all these books are created equal, many consist of recycled material with a new label. If you want something really new, original, not recycled, core data science, and modern, buy my book

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