Favoured

  • MLAPP (Kevin Murphy), Machine Learning - A Probablistic Perspective, is more comprehensive, insightful and interesting, and contains more "real" examples/problems. However, the presents are kinda out of order, which can be difficult to follow for a first book.

  • PRML (Christopher Bishop), Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, is for the ones are very comfortable with calculus/linear algebra.

  • ESL (Trevor Hastie), Elements of Statistical Learning, 2n ed. Springer 2017.

  • MLY (Andrew Ng), Machine Learning Yearning, and someone's notes/understanding of this book: part 1, part 2 and part 3.

Good Text Books

  • Machine Learning (Peter Flach 2012) - The Art and Science of Algorithms that Make Sense of Data. [The examples in this book are clear and easy to understand.]

  • Machine Learning by Tom M Mitchell.

  • PRML by Christopher Bishop.

Deep Learning

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  • DL With Python, by Francois Chollet (also the author of Keras). Detailed introduction of CNN & RNN on CV & text analysis in Keras.
  • DL for CV with Python [//trilogy], by Adrian Rosebrock.
  • Hands on ML with SL and TF [//genius for clarity], by Aurélien Géron.
  • DL - A Practioner's Approach, [java], by Adam Gibson & Josh Patterson.
  • DL with Python, by Jason Brownlee. [//with code, easy to understand]
  • Practical Python and Open CV, by Adrian Rosebrock. [// fast into CV]
  • DL with TF, by Giancarlo Zaccone, [// DL 101].

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