For this course, we only use books that you can access for free on line. But I encourage you to get the books and support the authors - that’s how we’ll keep getting new, awesome textbooks. Books are listed in the order we use them.

On Computational Social Science

Bit by Bit, by Matthew J. Salganik

On Data Visualization

Scientific Visualization: Python + Matplotlib, by Nicolas P. Rougier (this is a technical book, we will use it very little, but I encourage you to check it out if you are into beautiful visualisations)

On Network Science

Network Science, by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi.

On Natural Language Processing.

Natural Language Processing with Python - Analyzing Text with the Natural Language Toolkit, by Steven Bird, Ewan Klein, and Edward Loper.