Provides a profound yet practical introduction to statistical learning
Interweaves theory with data examples, Python code, and exercises from beginning to end
Features chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading
Part of the book series: Statistics and Computing (SCO)
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About this book
This textbook introduces the fundamental concepts and methods of statistical learning. It uses Python and provides a unique approach by blending theory, data examples, software code, and exercises from beginning to end for a profound yet practical introduction to statistical learning.
The book consists of three parts: The first one presents data in the framework of probability theory, exploratory data analysis, and unsupervised learning. The second part on inferential data analysis covers linear and logistic regression and regularization. The last part studies machine learning with a focus on support-vector machines and deep learning. Each chapter is based on a dataset, which can be downloaded from the book's homepage.
In addition, the book has the following features:
- A careful selection of topics ensures rapid progress.
- An opening question at the beginning of each chapter leads the reader through the topic.
- Expositions are rigorous yet based on elementary mathematics.
- More than two hundred exercises help digest the material.
- A crisp discussion section at the end of each chapter summarizes the key concepts and highlights practical implications.
- Numerous suggestions for further reading guide the reader in finding additional information.
- Statistical Learning
- Machine Learning
- Unsupervised Learning
- Support Vector Machines
- Deep Learning
- Exploratory Data Analysis
- Linear Regression
- Logistic Regression
- Introduction to Statistical Learning
- Python Code
- Data Science
- Statistical Machine Learning
Authors and Affiliations
Statistics, Machine Learning & Data Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
About the author
Johannes Lederer is a Professor of Statistics at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. He received his PhD in mathematics from the ETH Zürich and subsequently held positions at UC Berkeley, Cornell University, and the University of Washington. He has taught statistical learning and related courses in the US, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Germany to applied and mathematical audiences alike.
Book Title: A First Course in Statistical Learning
Book Subtitle: With Data Examples and Python Code
Authors: Johannes Lederer
Series Title: Statistics and Computing
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-30275-6Due: 07 February 2024
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-30278-7Due: 07 February 2025
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-30276-3Due: 07 February 2024
Series ISSN: 1431-8784
Series E-ISSN: 2197-1706
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 294
Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour