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Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective. STEPHEN MARSLAND. REVIEWED BY J.P. LEWIS. When several good books on a subject are available the. Machine Learning & Pattern Recognition Series. Machine. Learning. An Algorithmic. Perspective. Stephen Marsland. CRC CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , S. Marsland and others published Machine learning: an algorithmic perspective.

Since the best-selling first edition was published, there have been several prominent developments in the field of machine learning, including the increasing work on the statistical interpretations of machine learning algorithms. Unfortunately, computer science students without a strong statistical background often find it hard to get started in this area. Remedying this deficiency, Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective, Second Edition helps students understand the algorithms of machine learning. It puts them on a path toward mastering the relevant mathematics and statistics as well as the necessary programming and experimentation. Suitable for both an introductory one-semester course and more advanced courses, the text strongly encourages students to practice with the code. Each chapter includes detailed examples along with further reading and problems. I still consider this to be the case. The updated text is very timely, covering topics that are very popular right now and have little coverage in existing texts in this area. This is further highlighted by the extensive use of Python code to implement the algorithms. The topics chosen do reflect the current research areas in ML, and the book can be recommended to those wishing to gain an understanding of the current state of the field. Hodgson, Computing Reviews , March 27, Some of the best features of this book are the inclusion of Python code in the text not just on a website , explanation of what the code does, and, in some cases, partial numerical run-throughs of the code. This helps students understand the algorithms better than high-level descriptions and equations alone and eliminates many sources of ambiguity and misunderstanding.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Christopher M. Ian Goodfellow. Neural Networks and Deep Learning: A Textbook. Charu C. The Elements of Statistical Learning: Kevin P. Review "I thought the first edition was hands down, one of the best texts covering applied machine learning from a Python perspective. Hodgson, Computing Reviews , March 27, "I have been using this textbook for an undergraduate machine learning class for several years.

Hand, International Statistical Review , 78 "If you are interested in learning enough AI to understand the sort of new techniques being introduced into Web 2 applications, then this is a good place to start.

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Hardcover Verified download. For those diving into machine learning who are rusty at math or not a math expert this is a solid, understandable book on the topic. It covers a wide variety of machine learning algorithms, and while it does include some math, the math isn't the primary and only focus like other books on the topic.

I certainly hope the author continues to update and maintain this book over time - I've shown this book to coworkers who are also less math inclined and they liked the way the book was written and were interested in picking up their own copies. Paperback Verified download. I chose to use this book for a course on machine-learning for computer scientists that I taught in the spring of The main reason for selecting it involved its use of the python language, and a more overall programming-oriented approach to machine learning.

I do believe the author has the right idea, assuming the targeted audience is cs majors who need some basic introductory exposure to the subject. Yes, the author does walk a fine line between trying to provide some degree of mathematical rigor, and yet not overwhelming the student with too many equations.

In doing so, he trips and stumbles several times throughout the text, but, in the end, I do believe that the average undergraduate would benefit from this book more so than from a more traditional math-oriented ML book.

So it does fill a niche in the ML literature. To improve the book, say, for the next edition, I would suggest toning down the "cs students need to have their hands held when doing math" attitude that is purveyed throughout the text, and adding a bit more rigor where needed. Also, I found much of the python matrix code very slick and often hard to follow. For this reason, the final chapter ought to be the first read for those students with no python background and more examples and exercises should be given that reinforce the matrix manipulations.

I also suggest that the next edition include more problems at the end of each chapter, and simple exercises throughout the reading, especially ones that help students practice both the mathematics and the programming. Having lots of exercises can help smooth out some of the discontinuities that are found throughout the text.

By "discontinuities", I mean at times taking large leaps from intuitive wordy explanations, followed by jumping into the mathematical models. A great example of a textbook that succeeds in walking the above tight rope is "Theory of Computation", by Michael Sipser. Every future author who wants to balance accessibility and rigor ought to first read this book for inspiration. Another great success story is Mitzenmacher's "Probability and Computing".

So it can be done! And I hope to give the second edition of this book 5 stars! This book has sat in my site Wish List for several years. I always put off downloading it - until I actually needed a machine learning book. Unlike too many technical books, the author of this book is not trying to display his brilliance.

This is a nuts and bolts book - not a cookbook, but not a Springer-style book of axioms, either. Reading this book reminded me of school.

There seem to be two kinds of professors - one kind tends to prefer examples and problems that display some sort of first principle or other basic and fundamental problem. These professors are good at teaching new concepts, but sometimes fail at teaching the practicalities. The other kind of professor favors practical problems and how-do-I-do-this-for-real issues. This book sits firmly in the latter camp.

As mentioned above, this book is not a cookbook, and yet is also is not rigorous. For such a practical book, I would have wanted more pseudocode and algorithms. For example, near the end of the book, the author goes over Kalman filters and particle filters. He gives one algorithm for a Kalman filter whith no treatment to the different kinda and uses of Kalman fitlers , and only a slight description of a particle fitler and no pseudocode.

To be fair, books and volumes are to be had on the subject. But, I was left wanting more. This book is a good introduction to how to use various aspects and techniques of machine learning.

If you a looking for mathematical rigour, look elsewhere. If you are looking for cookbook-style algorithms, use this book in supplement.

If you want a practical overview of machine learning methods before setting on your course, download this book.

Recommended, but with qualification. At my job I was asked to jump into the field of machine learning for multiple reasons, and having had a moderate background in mathematics with an extensive background in software engineering I have been in search of the "perfect book" to combine these two levels of competency.

With this book, I have found it. The author doesn't completely weigh you down with mathematical details, but gently introduces you to the topics in a very digestible and comfortable manner. The author knows you will not be able to understand all of the most intricate details in the subject from one chapter, and so very clearly states, I'm paraphrasing - "We will cover this in greater detail in chapter XX, but for now just understand these are the important things to note Most authors in this field will just dump on you page after page of advanced theory, assuming you pretty much understand it all to begin with; but not this author.

I have recommended this book to all my coworkers who deal with the same tasks as I, and recommend it to any reader out there who wishes to become more familiar with the single-most fascinating branch of computing known to man.

See all 46 reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how. By using concrete examples, minimal MIT Press, A comprehensive introduction to neural networks and deep learning by leading researchers of this field.

Written for two main target audiences: This is a PDF compilation of online book www. Manning Publications, Machine Learning in Action is unique book that blends the foundational theories of machine learning with the practical realities of building tools for everyday data analysis. You'll use the flexible Python programming language to build programs that implement algorithms for data classification, forecasting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,