5 free e-books for machine learning mastery

There are few subjects in computing as fascinating, or intimidating, as machine learning. Let’s face it — mastering machine learning isn’t something you can do in a weekend, and at the very least it requires a good grasp of the underlying mathematical principles. That said, if you’ve got the math chops, you’ll want to augment your use of machine-learning frameworks (of which there are plenty to pick from now) with a good understanding of the theory behind them. Here are five high-quality, free-to-read texts that provide introductions to and explanations of machine learning’s ins and outs. Some have code examples, but most focus on formulas and theory, meaning they can in principle be applied to any number of languages, frameworks, or problems. A Course in Machine Learning The gist: A highly readable…


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