## Book Description

If you’re an experienced programmer interested in crunching data, this book will get you started with machine learning—a toolkit of algorithms that enables computers to train themselves to automate useful tasks. Authors Drew Conway and John Myles White help you understand machine learning and statistics tools through a series of hands-on case studies, instead of a traditional math-heavy presentation.

## Table of Contents

- Machine Learning for Hackers
- Preface
- 1. Using R
- 2. Data Exploration
- 3. Classification: Spam Filtering
- 4. Ranking: Priority Inbox
- 5. Regression: Predicting Page Views
- 6. Regularization: Text Regression
- 7. Optimization: Breaking Codes
- 8. PCA: Building a Market Index
- 9. MDS: Visually Exploring US Senator Similarity
- 10. kNN: Recommendation Systems
- 11. Analyzing Social Graphs
- 12. Model Comparison
- Works Cited
- Index
- About the Authors
- Colophon
- Copyright

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