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winter_blue · 2013-05-31 · Original thread
For anyone curious to learn more about machine learning, I would recommend:
cschmidt · 2011-03-16 · Original thread
If you want a "less math" machine learning book, I like these two:

Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Third Edition

Ian H. Witten, Eibe Frank, Mark A. Hall

Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective

Stephen Marsland

pskomoroch · 2010-01-15 · Original thread
To get the spirit of many of these techniques with practical examples in python using numpy/scipy check out the book "Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective" by Stephen Marsland. It doesn't have the mathematical depth or proofs found in these other books, but the code is decent and will get you started doing some basic data analysis.

Code here:

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