7 Great Books About Data Visualisation zite.to/1bbXkr7
Big Data Summer Reading List zite.to/16PNLZ0
Merkle Publishes It Only Looks Like Magic Analytics Book zite.to/11dqhyr
Free e-book on Data Science with R zite.to/VDCfMY
Christie’s auction house has Edward Tufte’s extensive library up for auction. Some of the works are estimated at tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Boing Boing reviews a new book, Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously. Among other things, it shows how people fit a normal distribution when it comes to how willing they are to take risks. What’s interesting is that they found that those people who are within one standard deviation of the mean and to the right were the happiest. I guess it really does pay to take some risks now and then.
The full text of the book, R Graphics by Paul Murrell, is available online.
Cloudera founder, Jeff Hammerbacher, has a new data book available – Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions
If your database isn’t performing the way you’d hoped, then this book might be for you. Refactoring SQL Applications provides a set of tested options for making code modifications to dramatically improve the way your database applications function. Backed by real-world examples, you’ll find quick fixes for simple problems, in-depth answers for more complex situations, and complete solutions for applications with extensive problems.