[R-SIG-Finance] re[R-sig-finance] commended books

Bogaso bogaso.christofer at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 18:46:32 CEST 2009


""steep"-learning curve" means what? which takes very little time to learn a
lot of things? I thought steep learning curve means a curve with high slope
and hence my conclusion. Can guys here please clarify that? If I am right
then Stefan perhaps rightly asked a "FLAT learning curve" i.e. it takes lot
of times to understand a small thing.


Stefan Janse van Rensburg wrote:
> Dear list,
> I apologise for the fact that this is somewhat off topic, but I wanted
> to know if the list could recommend some good books on R. My colleague
> is new to both statistics and R and I would like to get him something
> to ease the "steep"-learning curve. His knowledge of statistics is
> quite limited, but being a PHD in applied maths I do not want to get
> anything that will insult his intelligence.
> Is Modern Applied Statistics with S still a good bet? I used it a few
> years back and thought it was an excellent guide. I was, however,
> already proficient with R and I'm not sure how good it would be for a
> novice. Also, our work is mostly concerned with econometrics / time
> series.
> Apart from that, I am personally in need of a book covering state
> space methods in time series analysis, possibly with applications
> covering dynamic latent factor models. My preference would be for an
> applied type book, especially one using R.
> Any and all comments are welcome.
> Kind regards,
> Stefan Janse van Rensburg
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