I'm trying to pick a book to learn out of for the advanced undergrad/early grad level. I've heard of several popular books (in alphabetical order):
- Casella, George and Roger Berger. Statistical Inference.
- DeGroot, Morris and Mark Schervish. Probability and Statistics.
- Rice, John. Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis.
- Wackerly, Dennis; William Mendenhall and Richard Shaeffer. Mathematical Statistics with Applications.
Wasserman, Larry. All of Statistics.
...Others I may have missed...
What are the characteristics of these? I am especially interested in
- Substantive focus
- Prerequisite knowledge
- Depth of coverage
- Focus on intuitiveness or on mathematical rigor
- Clarity of explication