# An Introduction to Statistical Learning

- Author : Gareth James
- Publsiher : Springer Science & Business Media
- Release : 24 June 2013
- ISBN : 9781461471387
- Page : 426 pages
- Rating : 5/5 from 2 voters

Download or read online book entitled An Introduction to Statistical Learning written by Gareth James and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 24 June 2013 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Get best books that you want by click Get Book Button and Read as many books as you like. Book Excerpt : An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage approaches, tree-based methods, support vector machines, clustering, and more. Color graphics and real-world examples are used to illustrate the methods presented. Since the goal of this textbook is to facilitate the use of these statistical learning techniques by practitioners in science, industry, and other fields, each chapter contains a tutorial on implementing the analyses and methods presented in R, an extremely popular open source statistical software platform. Two of the authors co-wrote The Elements of Statistical Learning (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman, 2nd edition 2009), a popular reference book for statistics and machine learning researchers. An Introduction to Statistical Learning covers many of the same topics, but at a level accessible to a much broader audience. This book is targeted at statisticians and non-statisticians alike who wish to use cutting-edge statistical learning techniques to analyze their data. The text assumes only a previous course in linear regression and no knowledge of matrix algebra.