# Springer Texts in Statistics: An Introduction to Statistical Learning : With App 9781461471370

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Synopsis | |

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. | |

Product Identifiers | |

ISBN-10 | 1461471370 |

ISBN-13 | 9781461471370 |

eBay Product ID (ePID) | 159944459 |

Key Details | |

Author | Daniela Witten, Gareth James, Robert Tibshirani, Trevor Hastie |

Number Of Pages | 426 pages |

Series | Springer Texts in Statistics |

Format | Hardcover |

Publication Date | 2017-09-01 |

Language | English |

Publisher | Springer |

Publication Year | 2017 |

Additional Details | |

Series Volume Number | 103 |

Number of Volumes | 1 vol. |

Copyright Date | 2013 |

Illustrated | Yes |

Dimensions | |

Weight | 30.1 Oz |

Width | 6.1 In. |

Length | 9.3 In. |

Target Audience | |

Group | Scholarly & Professional |

Classification Method | |

LC Classification Number | QA276-280QA276-280Q3 |

Dewey Decimal | 519.5 |

Dewey Edition | 23 |

Reviews | |

"...Besides the obvious expertise of the authors in this field, another reason why the goal of the book is reached so successfully is the structure of each chapter. A detailed lab section follows at the end of each chapter which illustrates the application to example data sets in R accompanied by the annotated R code. The chapters close with conceptual and applied exercises. All data used in this book are either already in R or are provided in an R package accompanying the book and the code from the lab sessions is also available on the book's Web page...These two books ['An Introduction to Statistical Learning' and 'The Elements of Statistical Learning'] will go very well together, especially when teaching these methods to undergraduate students in statistics or computer science or to students from applied fields." International Statistical Review (2014), 82, 1, review by Klaus Nordhausen "An Introduction to Statistical Learning (ISL)" by James, Witten, Hastie and Tibshirani is the "how to'' manual for statistical learning. Inspired by "The Elements of Statistical Learning'' (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman), this book provides clear and intuitive guidance on how to implement cutting edge statistical and machine learning methods. ISL makes modern methods accessible to a wide audience without requiring a background in Statistics or Computer Science. The authors give precise, practical explanations of what methods are available, and when to use them, including explicit R code. Anyone who wants to intelligently analyze complex data should own this book. Larry Wasserman , Professor, Department of Statistics and Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University "An Introduction to Statistical Learning (ISL)" by James, Witten, Hastie and Tibshirani is the "how to'' manual for statistical learning. Inspired by "The Elements of Statistical Learning'' (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman), this book provides clear and intuitive guidance on how to implement cutting edge statistical and machine learning methods. ISL makes modern methods accessible to a wide audience without requiring a background in Statistics or Computer Science. The authors give precise, practical explanations of what methods are available, and when to use them, including explicit R code. Anyone who wants to intelligently analyze complex data should own this book. Larry Wasserman , Professor, Department of Statistics and Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University From the book reviews: "The stated purpose of this book is to facilitate the transition of statistical learning to mainstream. ... it adds information by including more detail and R code to some of the topics in Elements of Statistical Learning. ... I am having a lot of fun playing with the code that goes with book. I am glad that this was written." (Mary Anne, Cats and Dogs with Data, maryannedata.com, June, 2014) "This book (ISL) is a great Master's level introduction to statistical learning: statistics for complex datasets. ... the homework problems in ISL are at a Master's level for students who want to learn how to use statistical learning methods to analyze data. ... ISL contains 12 very valuable R labs that show how to use many of the statistical learning methods with the R package ISLR ... ." (David Olive, Technometrics, Vol. 56 (2), May, 2014) "It aims to introduce modern statistical learning methods to students, researchers and practitioners who are primarily interested in analysing data and want to be confined only with the implementation of the statistical methodology and subsequent interpretation of the results. ... the book also demonstrates how to apply these methods using various R packages by providing detailed worked examples using interesting real data applications." (Klaus Nordhausen, International Statistical Review, Vol. 82 (1), 2014) "The book is structured in ten chapters covering tools for modeling and mining of complex real life data sets. ... The style is suitable for undergraduates and researchers ... and the understanding of concepts is facilitated by the exercises, both practical and theoretical, which accompany every chapter." (Irina Ioana Mohorianu, zbMATH, Vol. 1281, 2014) "The book excels in providing the theoretical and mathematical basis for machine learning, and now at long last, a practical view with the inclusion of R programming examples. It is the latter portion of the update that I've been waiting for as it directly applies to my work in data science. Give the new state of this book, I'd classify it as the authoritative text for any machine learning practitioner...This is one book you need to get if you're serious about this growing field." (Daniel Gutierrez, Inside Big Data, inside-bigdata.com, October 2013) From the book reviews: "This book has a very strong advantage that sets it well ahead of the competition when it comes to learning about machine learning: it covers all of the necessary details that one has to know in order to apply or implement a machine learning algorithm in a real-world problem. Hence, this book will definitely be of interest to readers from many fields, ranging from computer science to business administration and marketing." (Charalambos Poullis, Computing Reviews, September, 2014) "The book provides a good introduction to R. The code for all the statistical methods introduced in the book is carefully explained. ... the book will certainly be useful to many people (including me). I will surely use many examples, labs and datasets from this book in my own lectures." (Pierre Alquier, Mathematical Reviews, July, 2014) "The stated purpose of this book is to facilitate the transition of statistical learning to mainstream. ... it adds information by including more detail and R code to some of the topics in Elements of Statistical Learning. ... I am having a lot of fun playing with the code that goes with book. I am glad that this was written." (Mary Anne, Cats and Dogs with Data, maryannedata.com, June, 2014) "This book (ISL) is a great Master's level introduction to statistical learning: statistics for complex datasets. ... the homework problems in ISL are at a Master's level for students who want to learn how to use statistical learning methods to analyze data. ... ISL contains 12 very valuable R labs that show how to use many of the statistical learning methods with the R package ISLR ... ." (David Olive, Technometrics, Vol. 56 (2), May, 2014) "It aims to introduce modern statistical learning methods to students, researchers and practitioners who are primarily interested in analysing data and want to be confined only with the implementation of the statistical methodology and subsequent interpretation of the results. ... the book also demonstrates how to apply these methods using various R packages by providing detailed worked examples using interesting real data applications." (Klaus Nordhausen, International Statistical Review, Vol. 82 (1), 2014) "The book is structured in ten chapters covering tools for modeling and mining of complex real life data sets. ... The style is suitable for undergraduates and researchers ... and the understanding of concepts is facilitated by the exercises, both practical and theoretical, which accompany every chapter." (Irina Ioana Mohorianu, zbMATH, Vol. 1281, 2014) "The book excels in providing the theoretical and mathematical basis for machine learning, and now at long last, a practical view with the inclusion of R programming examples. It is the latter portion of the update that I've been waiting for as it directly applies to my work in data science. Give the new state of this book, I'd classify it as the authoritative text for any machine learning practitioner...This is one book you need to get if you're serious about this growing field." (Daniel Gutierrez, Inside Big Data, inside-bigdata.com, October 2013) From the reviews: "It aims to introduce modern statistical learning methods to students, researchers and practitioners who are primarily interested in analysing data and want to be confined only with the implementation of the statistical methodology and subsequent interpretation of the results. ... the book also demonstrates how to apply these methods using various R packages by providing detailed worked examples using interesting real data applications." (Klaus Nordhausen, International Statistical Review, Vol. 82 (1), 2014) "The book is structured in ten chapters covering tools for modeling and mining of complex real life data sets. ... The style is suitable for undergraduates and researchers ... and the understanding of concepts is facilitated by the exercises, both practical and theoretical, which accompany every chapter." (Irina Ioana Mohorianu, zbMATH, Vol. 1281, 2014) From the reviews: "The book excels in providing the theoretical and mathematical basis for machine learning, and now at long last, a practical view with the inclusion of R programming examples. It is the latter portion of the update that I've been waiting for as it directly applies to my work in data science. Give the new state of this book, I'd classify it as the authoritative text for any machine learning practitioner...This is one book you need to get if you're serious about this growing field." (Daniel Gutierrez, Inside Big Data, inside-bigdata.com, October 2013) "The stated purpose of this book is to facilitate the transition of statistical learning to mainstream. ... it adds information by including more detail and R code to some of the topics in Elements of Statistical Learning. ... I am having a lot of fun playing with the code that goes with book. I am glad that this was written." (Mary Anne, Cats and Dogs with Data, maryannedata.com, June, 2014) "It aims to introduce modern statistical learning methods to students, researchers and practitioners who are primarily interested in analysing data and want to be confined only with the implementation of the statistical methodology and subsequent interpretation of the results. ... the book also demonstrates how to apply these methods using various R packages by providing detailed worked examples using interesting real data applications." (Klaus Nordhausen, International Statistical Review, Vol. 82 (1), 2014) "The book is structured in ten chapters covering tools for modeling and mining of complex real life data sets. ... The style is suitable for undergraduates and researchers ... and the understanding of concepts is facilitated by the exercises, both practical and theoretical, which accompany every chapter." (Irina Ioana Mohorianu, zbMATH, Vol. 1281, 2014) | |