SPSS, Statistics, and Data Mining

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The list author says: "If it is on this list it is worth having, but they will appeal to different audiences. They range from merely OK to best in breed. Note: as of 2005, the Python programming language can be used with SPSS."
Data Mining Techniques: For Marketing, Sales, and Customer Relationship Management
1.  Data Mining Techniques: For Marketing, Sales, and Customer Relationship Management by Gordon Linoff
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  "Best Single volume on Data Mining. See my review."
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Multivariate Statistical Analysis: A Conceptual Introduction, 2nd Edition
2.  Multivariate Statistical Analysis: A Conceptual Introduction, 2nd Edition by Sam Kash Kachigan
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  "Great book on concepts, but without formulas or step-by-step. See my review."
$28.15   Used & New from: $0.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (Introducing Statistical Methods S.) (2nd Edition)
3.  Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (Introducing Statistical Methods S.) (2nd Edition) by Andy P. Field
The list author says:
  "I prefer it to "SPSS Survival Manual" for starting out if you will continue to study statistics. See my review."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Multiple Regression: A Primer (Undergraduate Research Methods & Statistics in the Social Sciences)
4.  Multiple Regression: A Primer (Undergraduate Research Methods & Statistics in the Social Sciences) by Paul D. Allison
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  "Great Introduction.  Highly recommended. See my review."
$43.32   Used & New from: $23.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Grammar of Graphics (Statistics and Computing)
5.  The Grammar of Graphics (Statistics and Computing) by Leland Wilkinson
The list author says:
  "The theory behind GPL - the new graphics language in SPSS 14.0+. I thought is was great, but it is not a "how to" guide. I have reviewed this in some detail."
$119.20   Used & New from: $99.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

SPSS Survival Manual
6.  SPSS Survival Manual by Julie Pallant
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  "I understand its great reputation, but see my review."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Learning Python, Second Edition
7.  Learning Python, Second Edition by Mark Lutz
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  "My first Python book. I found it to be a good place to start."
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Programming Python
8.  Programming Python by Mark Lutz
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  "Don't be afraid of this huge book. It is large because it tackles a wealth of application areas. You don't have to be an expert to benefit, although it does assume knowledge of Python."
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SPSS Programming And Data Management: A Guide For SPSS And SAS Users
9.  SPSS Programming And Data Management: A Guide For SPSS And SAS Users by Raynald Levesque
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  "Now in edition for verion 16.0 (2008); .pdf on SPSS.com. Required reading for power users!"
$26.00   Used & New from: $20.91

Python Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
10.  Python Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)) by Mark Lutz
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  "Purely for reference. I travel with it when my whole collection would be unwieldy."
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Python Programming On Win32: Help for Windows Programmers
11.  Python Programming On Win32: Help for Windows Programmers by Mark Hammond
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  "Quite out of date, but the only game in town if you want to work with Microsoft Office and SPSS in Python."
$50.07   Used & New from: $11.24
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Discovering Knowledge in Data: An Introduction to Data Mining
12.  Discovering Knowledge in Data: An Introduction to Data Mining by Daniel T. Larose
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  "I have reviewed all three Larose books."
$98.60   Used & New from: $20.20
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Data Mining Methods and Models
13.  Data Mining Methods and Models by Daniel T. Larose
$108.78   Used & New from: $89.80
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Data Mining the Web: Uncovering Patterns in Web Content, Structure, and Usage
14.  Data Mining the Web: Uncovering Patterns in Web Content, Structure, and Usage by Zdravko Markov
$83.08   Used & New from: $43.36
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Cluster Analysis
15.  Cluster Analysis by Brian Everitt
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SPSS 15.0 Guide to Data Analysis
16.  SPSS 15.0 Guide to Data Analysis by Marija Norusis
The list author says:
  "I have an earlier versions. I don't get it every year. It is a great place to start, but see my review of Field and Pallant."
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SPSS 15.0 Statistical Procedures Companion
17.  SPSS 15.0 Statistical Procedures Companion by Marija Norusis
The list author says:
  "This is not a bad mix of theory and SPSS point and click. For all three by this author, make sure to read the Table of Contents carefully and choose the right one for you. (Again I have an earlier version)."
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SPSS 15.0 Advanced Statistical Procedures Companion
18.  SPSS 15.0 Advanced Statistical Procedures Companion by M. J. Norušis
The list author says:
  "I have the 15.0 book. It has some important topics covered that you will find NOWHERE ELSE with SPSS point and click instruction. However, not everyone will need these techniques."
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Data Preparation for Data Mining (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)
19.  Data Preparation for Data Mining (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems) by Dorian Pyle
The list author says:
  "I just bought (in 2007) this 1999 book. I don't know what I waited for. It has pages on all the material that other Data Mining books are missing. Well worth a look. I have reviewed this."
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How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python
20.  How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python by Allen Downey
The list author says:
  "This is a basic book, but a very good one. If you need help with programming in general, not just Python grammar start here. Later, consider a Mark Lutz book."
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Data Mining with Decision Trees: Theory and Applications (Series in Machine Perception and Artifical Intelligence)
21.  Data Mining with Decision Trees: Theory and Applications (Series in Machine Perception and Artifical Intelligence) by Lior Rokach
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  "Recent review."
$89.18   Used & New from: $81.08
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Six Sigma For Dummies
22.  Six Sigma For Dummies by Bruce Williams
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  "I really this that data miners  and statisticians can benefit from learning about this topic. I have reviewed this."
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Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart
23.  Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart by Ian Ayres
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  "See my review."
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Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning
24.  Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport
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  "More for managers than analysts."
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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
25.  The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
The list author says:
  "See my review. If you data, you should consider displaying in graphics. Worthy of his reputation."
$27.62   Used & New from: $17.39
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

The Elements of Graphing Data
26.  The Elements of Graphing Data by William S. Cleveland
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  "In certain circles, he is cited often. Kind of like an updated Tukey's Exploratory Data Analysis which appeared in 1977."
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Visualizing Data
27.  Visualizing Data by William S. Cleveland
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The Numerati
28.  The Numerati by Stephen Baker
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