The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (Google eBook)

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Springer, Aug 26, 2009 - Computers - 767 pages
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During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but are often expressed with different terminology. This book describes the important ideas in these areas in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of color graphics. It is a valuable resource for statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book's coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervised learning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book. This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression & path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for ``wide'' data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates.
  

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Review: The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Great book covering the principles of applied statistical learning. The book's mathematical rigor is semi-formal, opting for intuitive explanations and keeping proofs to a minimum. Chapters contain a thorough treatment of their subject, touching on modern research topics. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction

User Review  - Clif Davis - Goodreads

Excellent book. Has repaid multiple rereadings and is a wonderful springboard for developing your own ideas in the area. Currently I'm going through Additive Models again which I breezed by the first ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Overview of Supervised Learning
9
Linear Methods for Regression
43
Linear Methods for Classification
100
Basis Expansions and Regularization
139
Kernel Smoothing Methods
190
Model Assessment and Selection
219
Model Inference and Averaging
261
Support Vector Machines and Flexible Discriminants
417
Prototype Methods and NearestNeighbors
459
Unsupervised Learning
485
Random Forests
586
Ensemble Learning
605
Undirected Graphical Models
625
HighDimensional Problems p N
649
References
699

Additive Models Trees and Related Methods
295
Boosting and Additive Trees
337
Neural Networks
388

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