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Author Topic: "Think X" Book Series and the Textbook Manifesto  (Read 2227 times)

ewemoa

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"Think X" Book Series and the Textbook Manifesto
« on: April 24, 2015, 08:43:09 AM »
Recently came across and have started reading "Think Stats: Probability and Statistics for Programmers" by Allen B. Downey.

There are some other "Think X" books that look interesting too, where X might be "Python", "Bayes", "Complexity" or something else.

Oh, and:

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...books are available under free license that allow readers to copy and distribute the text; they are also free to modify it, which allows them to adapt the book to different needs, and to help develop new material.

These books are available in a variety of electronic formats; some are also for sale in hard copy.



Found the Textbook Manifesto by the same author:

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Students should read and understand textbooks.

More details at: http://greenteapress.com/manifesto.html

Sounded pretty reasonable.

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Re: "Think X" Book Series and the Textbook Manifesto
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 09:44:19 AM »
This looks interesting. Thanks for the heads up! :Thmbsup: