|Dear HN, I need some insight from you.|
While I have very solid foundation when it comes to algorithms, unfortunately my math skills are kind of rusty and lacking.
I have big holes in my math education, partly because of bad luck with teachers in high-school/college. And the math I learned, I'm starting to forget because of lack of practice.
My domains of interest are data-mining, NLP and AI. These are domains where knowledge of mathematics is required to understand the underlying phenomenons. I mean, I got to some level of knowledge, but it is based on experimentation, empiric conclusions and cargo-culting.
Going to a local college for lectures is not an option.
I want some recommendations on good math books on:
calculus, discrete math, probabilities, statistics
I'd also like to start from a comfortable level, so I prefer books that at least start with an introduction of the prerequisites.