Review

“Data and statistics are an increasingly important part of modern life, and nearly everyone would be better off with a deeper understanding of the tools that help explain our world. Even if you don’t want to become a data analyst―which happens to be one of the fastest-growing jobs out there, just so you know―these books are invaluable guides to help explain what’s going on.” (Pocket, February 23, 2018)

 

Review

"An Introduction to Statistical Learning (ISL)" by James, Witten, Hastie and Tibshirani is the "how to'' manual for statistical learning. Inspired by "The Elements of Statistical Learning'' (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman), this book provides clear and intuitive guidance on how to implement cutting edge statistical and machine learning methods. ISL makes modern methods accessible to a wide audience without requiring a background in Statistics or Computer Science. The authors give precise, practical explanations of what methods are available, and when to use them, including explicit R code. Anyone who wants to intelligently analyze complex data should own this book." (Larry Wasserman, Professor, Department of Statistics and Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University)

Product details

  • Hardcover: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2013, Corr. 7th printing 2017 edition (29 September 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461471370
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461471370
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.5 x 23.6 cm

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