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"References" is our generic tag for questions seeking information about books, papers, presentations, videos of lectures, on-line tutorials, etc., regarding any subject matter that is on-topic for Data Science.

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Beginner math books for Machine Learning

I'm a Computer Science engineer with no background in statistics or advanced math. I'm studying the book Python Machine Learning by Raschka and Mirjalili, but when I tried to understand the math of ...
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data science / machine learning resources? [closed]

In a few weeks I'm starting a new job that will be involved in machine learning and data science. I have a masters degree in probability / mathematics but I have no knowledge of machine learning and ...
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Books about the “Science” in Data Science? [closed]

What are the books about the science and mathematics behind data science? It feels like so many "data science" books are programming tutorials and don't touch things like data generating processes and ...
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Is there any proven disadvantage of transfer learning for CNNs?

Suppose I know that I want to use a ResNet-101 architecture for my specific problem. There are ReseNet-101 models trained on ImageNet. Is there any disadvantage of using those pre-trained models and ...
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Data Science Podcasts?

What are some podcasts which are related to data science? This is a similar question to the reference request question on CrossValidated. Details/rules: The podcasts (the theme and the episodes) ...
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Why do internet companies prefer Java/Python for data scientist job?

I see a many times in job description for data scientist asking for Python/Java experience and disregard R. Below is a personal email I received from chief data scientist of a company I applied for ...
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Sentiment Analysis Tutorial

I am trying to understand sentiment analysis and how to apply it using any language (R, Python etc). I would like to know if there is a good place on internet for tutorial that I can follow. I googled,...
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Which book is a standard for introduction to genetic algorithms?

I have heard of genetic algorithms, but I have never seen practical examples and I've never got a systematic introduction to them. I am now looking for a textbook which introduces genetic algorithms ...
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Common Techniques to Generate from a Regression Neural Network Model

I am used to train neural networks that are designed for generation, such as GANs or VAEs. I am wondering what are the common techniques to generate data that would minimize the target/energy learned ...
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MOOC or book on Deep Learning in Python for someone with a basic knowledge of neural networks

I know the concept of a neural network, and I followed the Machine Learning course by Andrew Ng on Coursera, so I also coded some simple ones. However, I miss all the new tricks which are useful to ...
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Tutorial for restricted Boltzmann machine using PyTorch or Tensorflow?

I am trying to find a tutorial on training Restricted Boltzmann machines on some dataset (e.g. MNIST), using either PyTorch or Tensorflow. The few I found are outdated. Can you recommend any?