This textbook introduces some essential concepts that I would want a student graduating with a bachelor's or master's degree in statistics to have been exposed to, even if only in passing. In particular, it shows the power of combining statistical theory with simulation and, more generally, computation.
The present ebook format is optimized for reading on a screen and not for printing on paper. A somewhat different version will soon be available in print as a volume in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Textbooks series, published by Cambridge University Press. The present pre-publication version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale, or use in derivative works.
The textbook has a companion R notebook meant to illustrate concepts and tools introduced in the textbook, and also to serve as an entry point to the practice of using R for data analysis.