|Date: ||Thu, 18 Jan 2007 06:43:00 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG>|
|Subject: ||Re: Statistical Modeling|
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>I would appreciate if someone can help me with a gud book on
>I apologise if this is an irrelevant topic to the SAS mailing List.
This is definitely NOT an irrelevant topic here. We talk about this
issue a lot.
But you need to help us out.
What do you mean by 'statistical modeling'? Different people mean
different things here, and some guidance will help us find the target.
There are thousands of books on statistics out there, and I doubt you
want a complete list of all of them. What kind of modeling do you
want to do, and for what purpose?
How much statistics do you know already? Are you a beginner,
or an expert in one area, or what?
What kind of book are you after? Theory, application in a particular
area, application with particular software, .... ?
All good questions. I find it helpful, in this situations, to also
specify amount of math known.
(This is often not specified in book reviews or blurbs or even the
1. I had 3 semesters of calculus, 25 years ago. Then no more math.
But I've had lots of training in
data analysis, both in school and on my own. So, I am familiar with
(e.g.) many types of regression.
2. I know people who have graduate degrees in math, but no practical
Even if we wanted to get to the same place, we would want to travel on