26 Aug 2018

A Second Pass at Statistics

In a quote very reminiscent of statistics, Arnold Sommerfeld said:

Thermodynamics is a funny subject. The first time you go through it, you don’t understand it at all. The second time you go through it, you think you understand it, except for one or two small points. The third time you go through it, you know you don’t understand it, but by that time you are so used to it, it doesn’t bother you any more. [1]

For my second pass at statistics, I focused on developing intuition and techniques for real-world applications. Here are a collection of resources that were useful for for me.


Other Lists of Papers

As I sift through the papers here, I’ll move the ones I like up into my list.


Much thanks to Olivia Angiuli for piggybacking me on her adventure through statistics grad school, and Anirudh Sankar for intriguing discussions.

[1] Arnold Sommerfeld, as quoted in Salvatore Califano’s Pathways to Modern Chemical Physics (2012) and by many other science authors (Wikipedia)