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Elements of Statistical Learning Textbook (Free)

The Elements of Statistical Learning textbook is available for free. It is a classic, widely-used textbooks for statistics and machine learning. Here is a far from complete list of some of the topics:

  • Supervised Learning
  • Linear/Logistic Regression
  • Regularization
  • Model Selection
  • Trees
  • Neural Networks
  • Support Vector Machines
  • Random Forests
  • Unsupervised Learning
  • Clustering

As you can see, the book is quite extensive.

Note: This book has been available for a quite a while, but I realized I have not added a link to it on my blog.


Data Science Links from Recent Days

Real-Time Machine Learning for Industry

Michael Cutler, cofounder of TUMRA, gave a nice talk to the University of Oxford Computer Science Department. The following quote from his talk sums up his idea.

Given a choice between a “best guess” now, and a “marginally better” answer later, I’d take the best guess every time.

Many times, academic people focus a lot of attention on improving the accuracy of an algorithm, when the resulting solution is too slow for industrial purposes.

reference: TUMRA Blog