Online Encyclopedia of Statistical Science (Free)

This online book is intended for beginners, college students and professionals confronted with statistical analyses. It is also a refresher for professional statisticians. The book covers over 600 concepts, chosen out of more than 1,500 for their popularity. Entries are listed in alphabetical order, and broken down into 18 parts. In addition to numerous illustrations, we have added 100 topics not covered in our online series Statistical Concepts Explained in Simple English. We also included a number of visualizations from our series Statistical Concepts Explained in One Picture, including:

  • Bayes Theorem
  • Naïve Bayes
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Three Types of Regression
  • Support Vector Machines
  • Hypothesis Tests
  • Cross-validation
  • Assumptions of Linear Regression
  • R-squared
  • Ensemble Methods
  • Logistic Regression
  • A/B Testing
  • ROC Curve
  • Sample Size Determination
  • Determining the Number of Clusters
  • EM Algorithm
  • Azure Data Studio
  • K Nearest Neighbors
  • Prediction Algorithms
  • Model Evaluation Techniques

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About the author

Stephanie Glen is the founder of StatisticsHowTo.com, one of the most popular websites related to statistical education for non-statisticians, and also Editor at Data Science Central. Much of the material in this book points to articles on her website.

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Comment by richard gostanian on October 17, 2020 at 6:52pm

I can't find a link to download the entire encyclopedia of statistical science -- only individual sections. Am I missing something or is that intentional?

Comment by Vincent Granville on July 9, 2019 at 7:41am

Hi Gohar,

It is for DSC members only, but since you are able to post a comment, you are of course a member. Here is the full URL: https://www.datasciencecentral.com/page/free-books-1

Check book #3.



Comment by Gohar F. Khan on July 8, 2019 at 6:23pm

The link is not working, it leads somewhere else. Can you please check. I want to download the Online Encyclopedia of Statistical Science (Free)

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