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July 1, 2017

Free Data Science eBooks – July 2017

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This month, we have Information Theory, Inference and Learning algorithmsData Science in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Python and Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce. They're all FREE, so help yourselves.

By the way, the first one is written by David MacKay. You might not have heard of him, but when I was doing my PhD, his 1992 PhD thesis Bayesian Methods for Adaptive Models was my Bible. He doesn't know it, but David is my God! We are not worthy...

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Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms

Information theory and inference, often taught separately, are here united in one entertaining textbook.

These topics lie at the heart of many exciting areas of contemporary science and engineering - communication, signal processing, data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, and cryptography.

This textbook introduces theory in tandem with applications. Information theory is taught alongside practical communication systems, such as arithmetic coding for data compression and sparse-graph codes for error-correction.

A toolbox of inference techniques, including message-passing algorithms, Monte Carlo methods, and variational approximations, are developed alongside applications of these tools to clustering, convolutional codes, independent component analysis, and neural networks.


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Data Science in the Cloud

Take time to explore Microsoft’s Azure machine learning platform, Azure ML - a production environment that simplifies the development and deployment of machine learning models.

In this O’Reilly report, Stephen Elston from Quantia Analytics uses a complete data science example (forecasting hourly demand for a bicycle rental system) to show you how to manipulate data, construct models, and evaluate models with Azure ML.

The report walks you through key steps in the data science process from problem definition, data understanding, and feature engineering, through construction of a regression model and presentation of results. You’ll also learn how to extend Azure ML with Python.

Elston uses downloadable Python code and data to demonstrate how to perform data munging, data visualization, and in-depth evaluation of model performance. At the end, you’ll learn how to publish your trained models as web services in the Azure cloud.


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*NOTE - the prices listed below are the full price, and are not automatically updated when a sale is on. If you want to find out the sale price (often around 10 £/$/Euro), just click through!


Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce

Our world is being revolutionized by data-driven methods: access to large amounts of data has generated new insights and opened exciting new opportunities in commerce, science, and computing applications.

Processing the enormous quantities of data necessary for these advances requires large clusters, making distributed computing paradigms more crucial than ever.

MapReduce is a programming model for expressing distributed computations on massive datasets and an execution framework for large-scale data processing on clusters of commodity servers. The programming model provides an easy-to-understand abstraction for designing scalable algorithms, while the execution framework transparently handles many system-level details, ranging from scheduling to synchronization to fault tolerance.

This book focuses on MapReduce algorithm design, with an emphasis on text processing algorithms common in natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning. We introduce the notion of MapReduce design patterns, which represent general reusable solutions to commonly occurring problems across a variety of problem domains.

This book not only intends to help the reader "think in MapReduce", but also discusses limitations of the programming model as well.


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Below are a few related Udemy courses that we recommend. They are by no means the only ones - there are LOADS more, and if these don't tickle your fancy, just click through. I'm sure you'll find something that does.

*NOTE - the prices listed below are the full price, and are not automatically updated when a sale is on. If you want to find out the sale price (often around 10 £/$/Euro), just click through!


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Lee Baker is an award-winning software creator that lives behind a keyboard in a darkened room. Illuminated only by the light from his monitor, he aspires to finding the light switch. With decades of experience in science, statistics and artificial intelligence, he has a passion for telling stories with data, yet despite explaining it a dozen times, his mother still doesn’t understand what he does for a living. Insisting that data analysis is much simpler than we think it is, he creates friendly, easy-to-understand video courses that teach the fundamentals of data analysis and statistics. As the CEO of Chi-Squared Innovations, one day he’d like to retire to do something simpler, like crocodile wrestling.

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