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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 - 2013-06-25
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An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modelin...
Chris Albon
This book is responsible for my entire career.      source
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Fluent Python
Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming
Luciano Ramalho - 2015-09-15
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Learn how to write modern, effective Python 3 code with Fluent Python. Author Luciano Ramalho guides you through the language's core features and libraries, teaching you how to make your code faster, shorter, and more readable. Discover and apply idiomatic Python 3 features and avoid wasting time trying to fit in patterns from other languages. This updated edition of the hands-on guide includes major updates on control flow, data structures, object-oriented idioms, and metaprogramming.
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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Learn the necessary math skills for political science and sociology with A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research. This unique textbook is designed specifically for social science students and researchers, covering fundamental building blocks of math, basic algebra, calculus, linear algebra, and probability, among other essential subjects. With practical examples, numerous exercises, and a complete online solutions manual, it's an ideal reference for beginners and experts alike. Don't miss out on the opportunity to build (or refresh) your math skills in the social sciences with this invaluable resource.
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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Follow Kvothe's journey from a young boy in a traveling troupe to one of the most renowned magicians in his world. This captivating first-person narrative takes readers through the highs and lows of Kvothe's life, including his time as a near-feral orphan and his daring entrance into a legendary school of magic. Immerse yourself in the mind and body of a wizard in this thrilling novel.
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Deep Learning
Ian Goodfellow - 2016-11-01
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This book explores the fascinating world of deep learning, which teaches computers to understand the world through a hierarchy of concepts. It covers mathematical and conceptual background, techniques used in industry, and research perspectives. Readers will learn about relevant topics in linear algebra, probability theory, and more, as well as practical applications in areas like natural language processing and computer vision. Perfect for students or engineers looking to incorporate deep learning into their work. Supplementary material available on the website.