Books seem deserving of their own thread. Please add others!
Free Python (etc.) books
Ohhh, good find! Thanks for letting us know!
OO OOO OOO Thank you! Just downloaded most of them. Very applicable as I move into the next phase of LambTracker development.
Ironically somebody wrote a Python script to grab all those free Springer books:
Note: I did not try this; apparently it will download 14 GB…
I had to go look and found a bunch of books to download, not sure if I will ever get time to read them but I love books. Our house has built in bookcases in every room except the guest bathroom and the kitchen/dining room. We even have built in places for books in our master bathroom, never knowwhen you need to sit and read for a while.
Books on R
A lot of the books written by the authors in the R community are available to read online (even with bookdown source if you’re so inclined).
most things data science
ggplot and the graphics grammar
For public domain classics I recommend the unDRMed ebooks from the Standard eBooks project. It’s a volunteer effort which sources texts from Project Gutenberg etc, then proofreads the texts, reformats them for improved typography (eg curly quotes, linked/pop-up footnotes in ePubs, high-quality images), gives them attractive copyright-free covers, and makes them available in a variety of formats: ePub, ePub_3, AZW3 (Amazon Kindle) and kepub (Kobo devices).
Two weeks ago I picked up my latest ebook from the site, Seneca’s Dialogues.
More free books, the Think… books. These by Allen B.Downey, and published by O’Reilly.
This is an excellent thread.
I found a whole bunch of DLM-free books on websites after buying DLM-locked equivalents on Amazon or Apple. Tempted to re-buy them, but not sure if worth it.
For Christian books that aren’t free but are DLM-free, I like:
I have a few puzzle books I made for young kids that I’d be happy to send PDFs of to anyone who has a young one at home and is looking for new things to do with them.
One is Sudoku for beginners / kids ages 5-10ish, one is First Grade word searches, and one is a collection of traditional-style “What Am I?” riddles that is probably good for ages 7+…
Please send me a direct message on here if you’re interested.