Welcome back. If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need, The Cartoon Guide to Physics (Cartoon Guide Series), The Cartoon Guide to Calculus (Cartoon Guide Series), The Cartoon Guide to Algebra (Cartoon Guide Series), The Cartoon Guide to Genetics (Updated Edition), "Gonick is so consistently witty and clever that the reader is barely aware of being given a thorough grounding."" Errata In The Cartoon Guide errata in the cartoon guide to alegebra p. 94. problem 4 and problem 7 are the same. will read from cover-to-cover. Thought this one was great. A very good book - you will still have to stop and think about things but it is presented in a non-threatening manner. It's interesting to read about the authors using S and Minitab when years later, we're using R but I recall using Minitab during my first Stats course in. The distribution of humor looks good. She didn't find the content particularly helpful. I think this was a valuable approach, I certainly got more mileage out of this book with this kind of reading. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Meaning that humor is well distributed throughout this book; highly biased towards good jokes, you may find some lame-ish stuff, though. I read through this with my stats text from college, looking up derivations/proofs of the important results discussed more intuitively in this book. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trials, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more-all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Goodbye to world of random variables and binomial coefficients, Bernoulli trials and Pascal triangles, Continuous density functions and Z-transforms, I need to breathe fresh air!! Start by marking “The Cartoon Guide to Statistics” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Overall good book for the beginner students who have just started studying statistics. He has also written The Cartoon History of the United States, and he has adapted the format for a series of co-written guidebooks on other subjects, beginning with The Cartoon Guide to Genetics in 1983. 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After taking the pill that was supposed to make me smaller, I chase the Chevalier de Mere down the rabbit hole until I encountered the fuzzy central limit theorem in place of a Cheshire Cat-- all of which left me longing for the world of standard normal distributions. The second illustrates data analysis: the collecting, display, and summary of data. Funny stuff about statistics! If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy. Larry Gonick (born 1946) is a cartoonist best known for The Cartoon History of the Universe, a history of the world in comic book form, which he has been publishing in installments since 1977. cartoon guide to statistics Sep 17, 2020 Posted By Yasuo Uchida Library TEXT ID 8272b8be Online PDF Ebook Epub Library Cartoon Guide To Statistics INTRODUCTION : #1 Cartoon Guide To ~ Read Cartoon Guide To Statistics ~ Uploaded By Yasuo Uchida, the cartoon guide to statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics the summary and display Liked the way cartoon series was presented in an easy way. The book is a good refresher for me on the central ideas in statistics. While it may seem like a kid's book, there is no shame in reading casual, "chatty" introductions to a field when you're trying to get the basic intuition behind concepts. However, towards the end, more of each page was lined with formulae, which put me off. Some of the jokes were on the mature side (1990s humor). Means of 0 and standard deviations of 1: what could. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Meaning that humor is well distributed throughout this book; highly biased towards good jokes, you may find some lame-ish stuff, though. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. That's the connection they were making, all those years ago!". The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Bill Gates, tech pioneer, co-founder of Microsoft, and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is an avid reader who people follow... To see what your friends thought of this book. He lives in San Francisco, California. Be the first to ask a question about The Cartoon Guide to Statistics. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. It's like reading a comic book. Hypothesis: there is a chance that this is the first statistics book that you (Sherlock?) There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Title Date Summary Notes 1 Puss Gets the Boot: February 10, 1940 Tom and Jerry's first cartoon. However, towards the end, more of each page was lined with formulae, which put me off. will read from cover-to-cover. A funny, fun, easy to read brush up on Statistics Fundamentals for those of us who don't naturally gravitate to mathematics books. It provides a historical perspective and covers quite advanced topics such as confidence intervals, regression analysis and probability theory. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 11, 2020. So, this book is not recommended if you do not already understand statistics. Bought this for my 18 year old daughter. Hooray to all statisticians who provide guidance to understand the world we're living in - but everybody need to remind themselves that we need further look into each phenomenon lest we get disoriented - don't blame the statistics for misunderstanding! It is a very simple and fun introduction to many concepts that are important to our every day lives. by William Morrow Paperbacks. But she also found the author/illustrator "cringy." Very good concept with impressive cartoon display. But I will leave it as an exercise for the reader who dared to read other statistics books. Never again will you order the Poisson … This was one of the books I read. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trials, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more--all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. I found it at the MP library's new book section, and it is worth looking at. On the back of our edition it advertised other books by Larry Gonick, one of which was an illustrated sex guide which reminded me of Mad Magazine style cartooning. Ok, "Better than my college textbooks" isn't that difficult; but, it's important to know. will read from cover-to-cover. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more--all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. The last chapter gives a highlight into the future of Statistics (computation and visualization using software and programming languages). Unable to add item to List. And it is more of an overview of how to do statistics than a guide to understanding statistics. This book must have been in the periphery of my consciousness when I was growing up, because the idea of reading it suddenly manifested itself fully-formed to me one day after, as a math teacher whose weak point is statistics, I'd long nursed a need to get better at the subject: "Wait a minute, isn't there some kind of Cartoon Guide to Statistics or something?" This is better suited as a gift to someone who already has a rudimentary knowledge of statistics. Worst money ever spent. Never again will you order the … Never again will you order the Poisson … I was looking for an alternative and perhaps fun way to supplement her statistics class, but this was not it. I am a Statistics graduate so I can understand the concepts in this book. Please try again. Recommend for someone who already knows the topics and just needs a refresher but don't recommend for someone who's new to the subject area like myself. Yes, I know. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2020, This book was a huge disappointment. Larry Gonick (born 1946) is a cartoonist best known for The Cartoon History of the Universe, a history of the world in comic book form, which he has been publishing in installments since 1977. In The Cartoon Guide To Calculuscan access the authors who allow you to download their books for free that is, if you have an account with Issuu. Updated version featuring all new material. This was a fun, short read. “CG to Statistics” is a fun little romp through mutually exclusive garden paths into the Alice in Wonderland world of conditional probabilities and the special multiplication rule. Means of 0 and standard deviations of 1: what could be more enticing. I thought that the more amusing presentation might hold the interest of non-mathematicians better than most textbooks. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. We can use “paired comparisons” between this book and other textbooks as well. Meaning that humor is well distributed throughout this book; highly biased towards good jokes, you may find some lame-ish stuff, though. Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain math, history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. It's interesting to read about the authors using S and Minitab when years later, we're using R but I recall using Minitab during my first Stats course in undergrad. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2019. Anyhow, I spent that summer studying like you would not believe. I really liked it! And yes, I could have looked at an actual statistics textbook; but, the point of this book, it seems to me, is to be more human than that. The back blurb advertises that this book will put you on the road to statistical literacy. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. As a result, many of the cartoons simply communicate how confusing the explanations are, I have attached some pics as examples. July 14th 1993 Never again will you order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant! Yet, it also gets fairly in depth into statistical concepts. If you have ever seen a sheet of statistical formulas and are unfamiliar with it, they look like incomprehensible nonsense. Hypothesis: there is a chance that this is the first statistics book that you (Sherlock?) This book was published in 1993 and a few weeks ago I read his book on Calculus published in 2011. This is the default Christmas present book I'm going to give to parents with middle-school kids. He has also written The Cartoon History of the United States, and he has adapted the format for a series of co-written guidebooks on other subjects, beginning with The Cartoon Guide to Genetics in 1983. I pull some of them in to the stats class I'm teaching, just for fun. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more--all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Sure: I've heard tell of many students, whether totally self-motivated or, if not, still about as serious about math as I sometimes imagine myself becoming, working their way through advanced textbooks, completing all the exercises. The confidence interval for “good jokes” depends on your erudition/personality, Sherlock. The explanations are clear and the humour is gentle. Apparently the only statistics textbook out there without terrible, glaring errors, according to my professor. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. I was hoping that the author would use the cartoons to aid the explanations of statistics, but unfortunately this is not the case. If you had college level statistics this book could serve as a half decent refresher. We can use paired comparisons between this book and other textbooks as well. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. A quick and clear way to get introduced to various terms in statistics. It took around two hours and was a pretty neat overview of basic stats. It is rather an illustrated, extremely easy to read. You will not get bored while reading this book unlike other stereotypical statistics books. It uses a lot of symbols and only barely introduces the underlying math. Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019. I got hold of this book because I was looking for a textbook I could recommend to colleauges who needed to boost their stats knowledge but who were definately not expert statisticians. It offers a good look at data analysis, probability, and statistical inference applied to a wide variety of situations where statistics play a crucial role in the modern world in an entertaining way with relevant and amusing cartoons. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. This led to me skimming through the final few chapters. : First appearances of Tom Cat (as Jasper), Jerry Mouse (as Jinx), and Mammy Two Shoes.First Tom and Jerry cartoon nominated for an … The words have been written by a statistician and then a cartoonist who does not understand statistics has read the words and drawn some cartoons in response. Fantastic review for my exams. Simple enough to understand - authors used examples of situations and scenarios as well as illustrations to define concepts, instead of theory and formulae. Let me not cast my lot in, in any case, with those folks. However, all in all, it's a good guide, and I would recommend it to anyone just starting out with statistics, or anyone who is looking to refresh and cement their learnings before moving on to something more advanced. I've been chewing up stat books lately as an attempt to refresh on these concepts for work. I look forward to returning later on to this book and saying to myself, finally, "Aha! Never again will you order the Poisson … The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. You can not enlarge it, you can barely see the words. It does a great job of gradual learning curve mixed with an emphasis on real world application but it is also unafraid to toss a little math your way. Please try again. If, however, you understand statistics well and you fancy having a laugh at a cartoonist who (like me) does not understand statistics then by all means give this a read. This book was published in 1993 and a few weeks ago I read his book on Calculus published in 2011. HarperPerennial; Illustrated edition (January 1, 1993). Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2018. 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