Oh, the every year’s Christmas epiphany: shopping for people we’d like to think we know is hard. To help those looking for a perfect gift for their befriended Data Scientist, or those wanting to indulge themselves with a good read, here is a roundup of books that would let no data geek down. The selection is subjective: I deliberately missed out the classics, and focused on less-obvious choices that are guaranteed to entertain and enlighten.
In no particular order:
Comment or tweet if you know of a book that would make a good addition to this list. My Christmas shopping card needs filling!
Post Scriptum: Reddit recommended I add to the list How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg and I purchased the new Michael Lewis book – The Undoing Project – on Kahneman and Tversky. Their Heuristics and Biases sits on my shelf barely touched as I keep switching focus onto other projects but one day I’ll get to it, I promise.
Oh, and I also subscribed to Scribd to read The Post-Truth Era by Ralph Keyes that seems to be the only place to read this book (out of print now) and not spend a fortune on it.Follow @EveTheAnalyst