| ||Ask HN: Statistics for hackers?|
99 points by haliax 2643 days ago | hide | past | web | 31 comments | favorite |
|Hi again HN,|
I've been trying to learn more about statistics of late, motivated by some really fantastic applications I've seen, like automated composition of music, medical models, and stock market tools.
Atm I've been going through the book Elements of Statistical Learning, which I got from the frontpage a few days ago. But it's kind of slow going, since without really knowing how things relate to each other all I can do is go through it sequentially. What I want is to jump in with both feet, and start writing cool code.
Does anyone know of good books or articles for someone in my situation? Or you give me sort of a minimal spanning roadmap for what I need before I can start having some fun?
I know about basic probability theory, bayesian text classification and hidden markov models, but that's about all.
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