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Best Data Science Books

We scoured the web for every book on data science, compiled a list and ranked them by how often they were featured. Each of the books on this list was featured in at least two of the articles.

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Best Data Science Books
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Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow book cover
Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow
Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems
Aurélien Géron - 2019-10-14
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Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. 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 theory, and two pro...
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Deep Learning
Ian Goodfellow - 2016-11-17
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An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning techniques used in industry, and research perspectives. Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the comp...
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Introduction to Machine Learning with Python
Andreas Muller - 2016-11-10 (first published in 2015)
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Machine learning has become an integral part of many commercial applications and research projects, but this field is not exclusive to large companies with extensive research teams. If you use Python, even as a beginner, this book will teach you practical ways to build your own machine learning solutions. With all the data available today, machine ...
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Big Data
A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
Viktor Mayer-schönberger - 2014-03-04
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A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large.Which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? How can officials identify the most dangerous New York City manholes before they explode? And how did Google searches predict th...
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Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Christopher M. Bishop - 2006-08-16
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Pattern recognition has its origins in engineering, whereas machine learning grew out of computer science. However, these activities can be viewed as two facets of the same field, and together they have undergone substantial development over the past ten years. In particular, Bayesian methods have grown from a specialist niche to become mainstream,...
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The Elements of Statistical Learning
Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction (Springer Series in Statistics)
Trevor Hastie - 2003-07-29
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During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it has come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data...
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Deep Learning with Python
François Chollet - 2017-12-21
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Deep learning is applicable to a widening range of artificial intelligence problems, such as image classification, speech recognition, text classification, question answering, text-to-speech, and optical character recognition. It is the technology behind photo tagging systems at Facebook and Google, self-driving cars, speech recognition systems on ...
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Python for Data Analysis
Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython
Wes McKinney - 2017-10-24 (first published in 2011)
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Looking for complete instructions on manipulating, processing, cleaning, and crunching structured data in Python? The second edition of this hands-on guide--updated for Python 3.5 and Pandas 1.0--is packed with practical cases studies that show you how to effectively solve a broad set of data analysis problems, using Python libraries such as NumPy,...
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Naked Statistics
Stripping the Dread from the Data
Charles Wheelan - 2013-01-07
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Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on...
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Data Science from Scratch
First Principles with Python
Joel Grus - 2019-05-15
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To really learn data science, you should not only master the tools--data science libraries, frameworks, modules, and toolkits--but also understand the ideas and principles underlying them. Updated for Python 3.6, this second edition of Data Science from Scratch shows you how these tools and algorithms work by implementing them from scratch.If you h...
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Making Big Data Work for Your Business by Sudhi Sinha
Natural Language Processing with Python by Steven Bird
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart
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Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning by David Barber
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Building Machine Learning Powered Applications by Emmanuel Ameisen
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