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Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective, Second Edition (Chapman & Hall/Crc Machine Learning & Pattern Recognition)
A Proven, Hands-On Approach for Students without a Strong Statistical FoundationSince 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.New to the Second Edition
  • Two new chapters on deep belief networks and Gaussian processes
  • Reorganization of the chapters to make a more natural flow of content
  • Revision of the support vector machine material, including a simple implementation for experiments
  • New material on random forests, the perceptron convergence theorem, accuracy methods, and conjugate gradient optimization for the multi-layer perceptron
  • Additional discussions of the Kalman and particle filters
  • Improved code, including better use of naming conventions in Python
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. All of the code used to create the examples is available on the author’s website.
Published by: Chapman and Hall/CRC | Publication date: 10/08/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 457 pages

Unsupervised Machine Learning in Python: Master Data Science and Machine Learning with Cluster Analysis, Gaussian Mixture Models, and Principal Components Analysis
In a real-world environment, you can imagine that a robot or an artificial intelligence won’t always have access to the optimal answer, or maybe there isn’t an optimal correct answer. You’d want that robot to be able to explore the world on its own, and learn things just by looking for patterns.Think about the large amounts of data being collected today, by the likes of the NSA, Google, and other organizations. No human could possibly sift through all that data manually. It was reported recently in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal that the National Security Agency collects so much surveillance data, it is no longer effective.Could automated pattern discovery solve this problem?Do you ever wonder how we get the data that we use in our supervised machine learning algorithms?Kaggle always seems to provide us with a nice CSV, complete with Xs and corresponding Ys.If you haven’t been involved in acquiring data yourself, you might not have thought about this, but someone has to make this data!A lot of the time this involves manual labor. Sometimes, you don’t have access to the correct information or it is infeasible or costly to acquire.You still want to have some idea of the structure of the data.This is where unsupervised machine learning comes into play.In this book we are first going to talk about clustering. This is where instead of training on labels, we try to create our own labels. We’ll do this by grouping together data that looks alike.The 2 methods of clustering we’ll talk about: k-means clustering and hierarchical clustering.Next, because in machine learning we like to talk about probability distributions, we’ll go into Gaussian mixture models and kernel density estimation, where we talk about how to learn the probability distribution of a set of data.One interesting fact is that under certain conditions, Gaussian mixture models and k-means clustering are exactly the same! We’ll prove how this is the case.Lastly, we’ll look at the theory behind principal components analysis or PCA. PCA has many useful applications: visualization, dimensionality reduction, denoising, and de-correlation. You will see how it allows us to take a different perspective on latent variables, which first appear when we talk about k-means clustering and GMMs.All the algorithms we’ll talk about in this course are staples in machine learning and data science, so if you want to know how to automatically find patterns in your data with data mining and pattern extraction, without needing someone to put in manual work to label that data, then this book is for you.All of the materials required to follow along in this book are free: You just need to able to download and install Python, Numpy, Scipy, Matplotlib, and Sci-kit Learn.
Publication date: 05/22/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 38 pages

Gaussian Markov Random Fields: Throey and Applications (Chapman & Hall/CRC Monographs on Statistics & Applied Probability)
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Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 04/16/2007
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 280 pages

Gaussian and Non-Gaussian Linear Time Series and Random Fields (Springer Series in Statistics)
The principal focus here is on autoregressive moving average models and analogous random fields, with probabilistic and statistical questions also being discussed. The book contrasts Gaussian models with noncausal or noninvertible (nonminimum phase) non-Gaussian models and deals with problems of prediction and estimation. New results for nonminimum phase non-Gaussian processes are exposited and open questions are noted. Intended as a text for gradutes in statistics, mathematics, engineering, the natural sciences and economics, the only recommendation is an initial background in probability theory and statistics. Notes on background, history and open problems are given at the end of the book.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 09/27/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 247 pages

Lectures on Gaussian Processes (SpringerBriefs in Mathematics)
Gaussian processes can be viewed as a  far-reaching infinite-dimensional extension of classical normal random variables. Their theory presents a powerful range of tools for probabilistic modelling in various academic and technical domains such as Statistics, Forecasting, Finance, Information Transmission, Machine Learning - to mention just a few. The objective of these Briefs is to present a quick and condensed treatment of the core theory that a reader must understand in order to make his own independent contributions. The primary intended readership are PhD/Masters students and researchers working in pure or applied mathematics. The first chapters introduce essentials of the classical theory of Gaussian processes and measures with the core notions of reproducing kernel, integral representation, isoperimetric property, large deviation principle. The brevity being a priority for teaching and learning purposes, certain technical details and proofs are omitted. The later chapters touch important recent issues not sufficiently reflected in the literature, such as small deviations, expansions, and quantization of processes. In university teaching, one can build a one-semester advanced course upon these Briefs.​
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 01/11/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 134 pages

Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox provides functions and apps to describe, analyze, and model data. You can use descriptive statistics and plots for exploratory data analysis, fit probability distributions to data, generate random numbers for Monte Carlo simulations, and perform hypothesis tests. Regression and classification algorithms let you draw inferences from data and build predictive models. For multidimensional data analysis, Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox provides feature selection, stepwise regression, principal component analysis (PCA), regularization, and other dimensionality reduction methods that let you identify variables or features that impact your model. The toolbox provides supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms, including support vector machines (SVMs), boosted and bagged decision trees, k-nearest neighbor, k-means, k-medoids, hierarchical clustering, Gaussian mixture models, and hidden Markov models. Many of the statistics and machine learning algorithms can be used for computations on data sets that are too big to be stored in memory. Gaussian process regression (GPR) models are nonparametric kernel-based probabilistic models. You can train a GPR model using the fitrgp function. Gaussian mixture models (GMM) are often used for data clustering. Usually, fitted GMMs cluster by assigning query data points to the multivariate normal components that maximize the component posterior probability given the data. This book develops the work with Gaussian Process Regression (GPR), clustering with Gaussian mixture models and Bayesian Optimization using MATLAB. The more important topics in the bok are the next: Gaussian Mixture Models (GMM): Create, Fit and Simulate Gaussian Process Regression Models Kernel (Covariance) Function Options Exact GPR Method Fully Independent Conditional Approximation for GPRModels Approximating the Kernel Function Parameter Estimation and Prediction Block Coordinate Descent Approximation for GPR Models Clustering Using Gaussian Mixture Models Cluster Data from Mixture of Gaussian Distributions Tune Gaussian Mixture Models Bayesian Optimization Algorithm Parallel Bayesian Optimization Parallel Bayesian Algorithm Bayesian Optimization Plot Functions Bayesian Optimization Output Functions
Author: G. Peck
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 88 pages

Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan builds readers’ knowledge of and confidence in statistical modeling. Reflecting the need for even minor programming in today’s model-based statistics, the book pushes readers to perform step-by-step calculations that are usually automated. This unique computational approach ensures that readers understand enough of the details to make reasonable choices and interpretations in their own modeling work.The text presents generalized linear multilevel models from a Bayesian perspective, relying on a simple logical interpretation of Bayesian probability and maximum entropy. It covers from the basics of regression to multilevel models. The author also discusses measurement error, missing data, and Gaussian process models for spatial and network autocorrelation.By using complete R code examples throughout, this book provides a practical foundation for performing statistical inference. Designed for both PhD students and seasoned professionals in the natural and social sciences, it prepares them for more advanced or specialized statistical modeling. Web ResourceThe book is accompanied by an R package (rethinking) that is available on the author’s website and GitHub. The two core functions (map and map2stan) of this package allow a variety of statistical models to be constructed from standard model formulas.
Published by: Chapman and Hall/CRC | Publication date: 01/03/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 487 pages

Gaussian Process Regression Analysis for Functional Data
Gaussian Process Regression Analysis for Functional Data presents nonparametric statistical methods for functional regression analysis, specifically the methods based on a Gaussian process prior in a functional space. The authors focus on problems involving functional response variables and mixed covariates of functional and scalar variables.Covering the basics of Gaussian process regression, the first several chapters discuss functional data analysis, theoretical aspects based on the asymptotic properties of Gaussian process regression models, and new methodological developments for high dimensional data and variable selection. The remainder of the text explores advanced topics of functional regression analysis, including novel nonparametric statistical methods for curve prediction, curve clustering, functional ANOVA, and functional regression analysis of batch data, repeated curves, and non-Gaussian data.Many flexible models based on Gaussian processes provide efficient ways of model learning, interpreting model structure, and carrying out inference, particularly when dealing with large dimensional functional data. This book shows how to use these Gaussian process regression models in the analysis of functional data. Some MATLAB® and C codes are available on the first author’s website.
Published by: Chapman and Hall/CRC | Publication date: 07/01/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 216 pages

Schaum's Outline of Precalculus, 3rd Edition: 738 Solved Problems + 30 Videos (Schaum's Outlines)
Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes 738 fully solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 30 detailed videos featuring Math instructors who explain how to solve the most commonly tested problems--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you
  • 738 fully solved problems
  • The latest course scope and sequences, with complete coverage of limits, continuity, and derivatives
  • Succinct explanation of all precalculus concepts
Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores!
Author: Fred Safier
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 11/16/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 408 pages

Machine Learning: A Probabilistic Perspective (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series)
A comprehensive introduction to machine learning that uses probabilistic models and inference as a unifying approach.Today's Web-enabled deluge of electronic data calls for automated methods of data analysis. Machine learning provides these, developing methods that can automatically detect patterns in data and then use the uncovered patterns to predict future data. This textbook offers a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the field of machine learning, based on a unified, probabilistic approach.The coverage combines breadth and depth, offering necessary background material on such topics as probability, optimization, and linear algebra as well as discussion of recent developments in the field, including conditional random fields, L1 regularization, and deep learning. The book is written in an informal, accessible style, complete with pseudo-code for the most important algorithms. All topics are copiously illustrated with color images and worked examples drawn from such application domains as biology, text processing, computer vision, and robotics. Rather than providing a cookbook of different heuristic methods, the book stresses a principled model-based approach, often using the language of graphical models to specify models in a concise and intuitive way. Almost all the models described have been implemented in a MATLAB software package—PMTK (probabilistic modeling toolkit)—that is freely available online. The book is suitable for upper-level undergraduates with an introductory-level college math background and beginning graduate students.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 09/07/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1104 pages
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