# Books

This page lists the books mentioned on my blog. Each book is followed by links to the posts that mention it.

See also the books tag on the blog.

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Entrepreneurship

Computing

Math

Statistics

Eclectic

## Entrepreneurship

Blog posts:

Plane crashes, software crashes, and business crashes

Blog posts:

Gerald Weinberg's law of twins

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Innovation V

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Peter Drucker and abandoning projects

Inside Steve Job's brain

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Innovation II

Innovation III

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Obscuring complexity

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Peter Drucker and abandoning projects

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Index of tail weights in statistics

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Three quotes on originality

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Being busy

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Top three iPod troubleshooting tips

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How to avoid being outsourced or open sourced

## Computing

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Interview with Dan Bricklin

Would you rather have a chauffeur or a Ferrari?

Two kinds of software challenges

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The holy grail of CSS

Side benefits of accessibility

Migrating from HTML to XHTML

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Beautiful Testing

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Writes large correct programs

Experienced programmers and lines of code

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Upper and lower bounds on binomial coefficients

The cost of breaking things apart and putting them back together

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Michael Feathers on refactoring

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In praise of tedious proofs

The excitement of not knowing what you're doing

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Rotating programmers

Automated software builds

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Book review: Expert Python Programming

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Book review: Expert Python Programming

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Book review: Expert Python Programming

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Conceptual integrity

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PowerShell output redirection: Unicode or ASCII?

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Programming language subsets

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Literate programming and statistics

Complementary validation

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Sample code sites

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Architects versus engineers

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Programmers aren't reading programming books

Free C# book

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Tips for learning regular expressions

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Interview with Green Baret debugger

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Customizing the PowerShell command prompt II

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Regular expressions in C++ TR1

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Tricky code

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Why Unicode is subtle

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Feasibility studies

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MIT replaces Scheme with Python

## Math

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Fast exponentiation

Comparing three methods of computing standard deviation

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Four uncommon but handy math notations

Finite differences

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Three books on inequalities

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Three books on inequalities

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Sums of uniform random values

Old math books

Mentioned:

Academic articles

Mentioned:

Academic articles

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Networks and power laws

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Random inequalities III: numerical results

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Simple legacy

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Computing the inverse of the normal CDF

Stand-alone error function erf(x)

Optical illusion, mathematical illusion

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Constructive proof of the Chinese Remainder Theorem

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Random inequalities IV: Cauchy distributions

Thick tails

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Flaw in Riemann hypothesis proof

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Diagramming modes of convergence

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Fibonacci methods at work

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Old math books

Means and inequalities

Three books on inequalities

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Old math books

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Fractional derivatives

## Statistics

Blog posts:

Origin of "statistically significant"

What is a confidence interval?

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The cult of significance testing

Five criticisms of significance testing

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Early evidence-based medicine

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What is a confidence interval?

Rolling dice for normal samples

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Probability distribution relationships

Finding the shortest interval with given mass

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Plausible reasoning

How
loud is the evidence?

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Index of tail weights in statistics

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Good opening lines

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Four pillars of Bayesian statistics

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Quantifying the error in the central limit theorem

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Random inequalities IV: Cauchy distributions

Black swan talk

Why heights are not normally distributed

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Four characterizations of the normal distribution

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Tukey tallying

How to linearize data for regression

The Likelihood Principle

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Musicians, drunks, and Oliver Cromwell

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The law of small numbers

## Eclectic

Blog posts:

Don't forget the salt

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Originality

Stephen Covey and Pope Leo X

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Small advantages show up in the extremes

Twitter is not micro-blogging

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Wine and politics

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Was Einstein an atheist?

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Xylophones and zebras part II: learning Spanish

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Was Einstein an atheist?

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Wendell Berry on publish-or-perish

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Team moon

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Robert's rules of order and Galveston flooding

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Houston deco

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C-state and F-state

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What to make flexible

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How to avoid being outsourced or open sourced

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Selective use of technology

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Aging with grace

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Battling sharks

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Things that work best when you don't notice them

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Broken windows theory and programming

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C. S. Lewis on reading old books

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Three reasons expert predictions are often wrong

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The Medici Effect

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Privacy