Book Review: The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis

I’m always on the look-out for quality resources that I can recommend to my beginning data science and machine learning students. Last year, I wrote a review of a useful book that got students up to speed with a key mathematical ingredient of machine learning – linear algebra: The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra. No Starch Press (an excellent source of technical books) just came out with a follow-up title: The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis by Shin Takahashi and Iroha Inoue. Using Japanese manga (comics) as a framework, the book provides a delightful introduction to necessary topics that many newbie data scientists might find difficult such as logarithms, Euler’s number, differential Calculus (a cute way of calculating a derivative is included), matrices, etc. In addition, the book covers some…


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