An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R

An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R, written by Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani (2021) is really a must.  

An Introduction to Statistical Learning (free access here) ” provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage approaches, tree-based methods, support vector machines, clustering, and more. Color graphics and real-world examples are used to illustrate the methods presented. Since the goal of this textbook is to facilitate the use of these statistical learning techniques by practitioners in science, industry, and other fields, each chapter contains a tutorial on implementing the analyses and methods presented in R, an extremely popular open source statistical software platform “.

 

 

Through 13 chapters, An Introduction to Statistical Learning covers many topics at a level accessible to a much broader audience. This book is targeted at statisticians and non-statisticians alike who wish to use cutting-edge statistical learning techniques to analyze their data.