New book, in progress. By Andriy Burkov, Machine Learning Team Leader at Gartner.

The following chapters are currently available:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Part I: Supervised Learning

Chapter 2: Notation and Definitions
Chapter 3: Fundamental Algorithms
Chapter 4: Anatomy of a Learning Algorithm
Chapter 5: Basic Practice
Chapter 6: Neural Networks and Deep Learning

You can access this book here (Wiki page.) The wiki contains pages that extend some book chapters with additional information: Q&A, code snippets, further reading, tools, and other relevant resources.

This book is distributed on the “read first, buy later” principle. The author strongly believes that paying for the content before consuming it is buying a pig in a poke. You can see and try a car in a dealership before you buy it. You can try on a shirt or a dress in a department store. You have to be able to read a book before paying for it.

The read first, buy later principle implies that you can freely download the book, read it and share it with your friends and colleagues. If you liked the book, only then you have to buy it.

Enjoy your reading!

Figure 2 in chapter 3: Over-fitting illustration

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Comment by Vincent Granville on November 26, 2018 at 3:27pm

Hi Lance,

You wrote "Writing a technical book is a profoundly uneconomic project." I think this is true if you go with traditional publishers. My last book, self-published and available for free to DSC members, also 100 pages, is better, more original, and more useful than whatever Wiley publishes on this topic (of course this is my biased opinion.) It also took less than 30 hours to write, and while being free, the benefit it generates is far above zero.



Comment by Andriy Burkov on November 25, 2018 at 8:36pm

Lance Norskog, fortunately, it's just a hundred pages!

Comment by Lance Norskog on November 25, 2018 at 8:02pm

Good luck with this! Writing a technical book is a profoundly uneconomic project :)

Comment by Andriy Burkov on November 25, 2018 at 4:51pm

Thanks for sharing, Capri!

I put online one chapter per week. Five chapters are remaining to put online. You can subscribe to the mailing list on the website to get updated when new chapters are out. I welcome corrections and suggestions on how to improve the text before it goes to print.

Comment by sei k on November 25, 2018 at 3:14pm

Thank you for your information.

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