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A good basic beginner’s book
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019
UPDATE: I am increasing the number of stars on this review. I do not take back what I said, this book is quite basic. However, if you are looking for a tutorial with very basic concepts of machine learning, this is a good beginner’s book. You will definitely need to supplement this with something that has more detail. It’s deep learning description is not useful, but for basic machine learning this is a good place to start.
This book was disappointing. I can understand trying to simplify material so a mass audience can understand it, but the author went too far here. There isn’t nearly enough content to get even a basic grasp of the main machine learning tools. There are also huge holes in the content. The book is based almost solely on classification models and does not delve into numeric prediction models hardly at all, apart from linear regression. Given the price, I’m really disappointed. It’s going to stay on my shelf collecting dust.