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Chris Albon

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Chris Albon is data scientist with a Ph. D. in quantitative political science and a decade of experience working in statistical learning, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.
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An Introduction to Statistical Learning
with Applications in R (Springer Texts in Statistics)
Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani - 2021-07-30
Chris Albon
This book is responsible for my entire career.      source
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Fluent Python
Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming
Luciano Ramalho - 2022-05-10 (first published in 2015)
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Python's simplicity lets you become productive quickly, but often this means you aren't using everything it has to offer. With the updated edition of this hands-on guide, you'll learn how to write effective, modern Python 3 code by leveraging its best ideas.Don't waste time bending Python to fit patterns you learned in other languages. Discover and...
Chris Albon
I’ve read Fluent Python three times cover to cover. Every time there has been a moment when I thought “OH shit, is THAT how it works?!?!”      source
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A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research
Will H. Moore - 2013-08-11
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Political science and sociology increasingly rely on mathematical modeling and sophisticated data analysis, and many graduate programs in these fields now require students to take a "math camp" or a semester-long or yearlong course to acquire the necessary skills. Available textbooks are written for mathematics or economics majors, and fail to conv...
Chris Albon
A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research I was a history and social science lover in high school and undergrad, totally disinterested in mathematics. That book was my first step towards finally learning all the math I avoided or ignored in my earlier education.      source
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The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss - 2007-04-01
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This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name o...
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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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