I’m taking a class that’s using this book: http://www.amazon.com/Applied-Multivariate-Statistical-Analysis-6th/dp/0131877151/ref=sr_1_4/103-1714648-4039026?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1190856541&sr=1-4 It’s almost all equations, it spends very little time going over the significance of the results, or really much text at all. I really need a supplement book on the subject, do any of you have some suggestions?

That is one of the best books on applied multivariate statistical analysis. There are tons of mv examples with good explanations on the significance of the statistical results. The only reasons why you are complaining are: 1) you haven’t actually read it seriously 2) your math is weak.

That was a useless post, I’m not sure why you responded just so you could insult me. It makes me concerned about 1) Your relationship to the author of the book. 2) Your ability or inability to function in society. I do have one edition older of the referred to book, but I doubt it’s all that different. People learn in different ways and don’t always like the same book, if you don’t know of a supplementary book don’t waste my time with insults to assuage your low-self esteem.

That is one of the best books on applied multivariate statistical analysis. There are tons of mv examples with good explanations on the significance of the statistical results. The only reasons why you are complaining are: 1) you haven’t actually read it seriously 2) your math is weak.

Yeah, well, I agree that wasn’t especially helpful but I do understand his point. It’s a fine book, but if you don’t have decent understandings of linear algebra, some calc, and a decent level of sophistication with prob/stat - this book would probably suck. You might want to try http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/1557986983/sr=1-6/qid=1190888677/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_top/002-0843345-3700868?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books&qid=1190888677&sr=1-6#customerReviews which is not a replacement but a supplement. On the other hand, if you can’t do linear algebra and know univariate stats, there’s just not that much that can be done with multivariate stats.

“your math is weak.” them are fighten words!

Surprisingly good resource here: http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html You can also read math lectures here: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/index.htm GSB at University of Chicago also has some materials online that are pretty good.