(This article was originally published at Xi'an's Og » R, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

**T**he special issue of CHANCE on George Casella’s books has now appeared and it contains both my earlier post on George passing away and reviews of several of his books, as follows:

- Andrew Gelman on Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R
- Bill Strawderman on Statistical Inference
- Jean-Louis Foulley on Variance Components
- Larry Wasserman on Theory of Point Estimation
- Xiao-Li Meng on Monte Carlo Statistical Methods

Although all of those books have appeared between twenty and five years ago, the reviews are definitely worth reading! *(Disclaimer: I am the editor of the Books Review section who contacted friends of George to write the reviews, as well as the co-author of two of those books!)* They bring in my *(therefore biased)* opinion a worthy evaluation of the depths and impacts of those major books, and they also reveal why George was a great teacher, bringing much into the classroom and to his students… *(Unless I am confused the whole series of reviews is available to all, and not only to CHANCE subscribers. Thanks, Sam!)*

Filed under: Books, R, Statistics, University life Tagged: CHANCE, George Casella, Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R, Monte Carlo Statistical Methods, Sam Behesta, statistical inference, Theory of Point Estimation, Variance Components

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