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What are some good resources for learning about machine learning?There were some good answers, even some of which I didn't know about. Here's a sampling of the answers:
I've read Programming Collective Intelligence, and am looking any recommendations on follow up books/resource.
My answer was Andrew Ng's YouTube videos:
Some other good ones:
Jie Tang says...
Mike Jordan and his grad students teach a course at Berkeley called Practical Machine Learning which presents a broad overview of modern statistical machine learning from a practitioner's perspective. Lecture notes and homework assignments from last year are available atBen Newhouse says...
A Google search will also turn up material from past years
The textbook "Elements of Statistical Learning" has an obscene amount of material in it and is freely available in PDF form via http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~tibs/ElemStatLearn/Jeremy Leibs gives the staple of David MacKay's book (I believe David MacKay would say that machine learning is just information theory), right?:
While more niche than general Machine Learning, I recently ripped through "Natural Image Statistics" (also downloadable at http://www.naturalimagestatistics.net/ ). It's a great read both for its explanations of your standard ML algo's (PCA, ICA, mixed gaussians etc) and for its real-world applications/examples in trying to understand the models used for analysis in our neural vision system
"Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms" by David MacKay has some decent introductory material if I remember. Available online:Incidentally, I haven't read Programming Collective Intelligence, but it seems popular amongst non researchers. Do any of you know more about it?
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