Readings & Software


  • Statistics: Nicholas Gotelli and Aaron Ellison, A Primer of Ecological Statistics, 2nd edition $54.95.  Sinauer Associates, Inc.; 2nd edition (November 15, 2012), ISBN-13: 978-1605350646
  • Data Mining:  Ian H. Witten , Eibe Frank , Mark A. Hall. Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, 3rd Edition (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems). 3rd edition (January 20, 2011), ISBN-13: 978-0123748560

Seminar Readings:

In addition to the seminar books above, students will read articles related to guest lectures.  These will be posted on the seminar page a week prior to seminar.


  • Statistics:  JMP (available in the computing center)
  • Modeling:  Stella Proprietary software – isee systems. We will use this for less than two weeks of the quarter.   It might be possible to download a trial version.
  • Data Mining: Weka (Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis)  available as a download – be sure to download the stable version (not the development version). Weka software toolkit downloadable with purchase of the text. A suite of open source machine learning software written in Java, developed at the University of Waikato.   ref:  Mark Hall, Eibe Frank, Geoffrey Holmes, Bernhard Pfahringer, Peter Reutemann, Ian H. Witten (2009); The WEKA Data Mining Software: An Update; SIGKDD Explorations, Volume 11, Issue 1.