Can anyone sugguest Machine Learning courses and books that support Azure Machine Learning Studio

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I've been using the Azure ML Studio and it is great.

I get the basics of what ML is and what it does. But now I'd like to learn it in more detail - understand the deeper issues, the math behind it, what the different algorithms do and so on.

But I don't know where to go for this. Most of the introductions to ML use Python and TensorFlow. Ideally I'd like to stick to Azure ML Studio but I just can't find anything that tells me about the theory of ML rather than how to use Azure ML Studio.

I'm talking about books or courses - I think ideally a book but either would be fine.

This book might be promising:

Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning 2nd Edition Paperback – 19 Aug 2015
by Valentine Fontama (Author), Roger Barga (Contributor), Wee Hyong Tok (Contributor)

But I'm concerned it doesn't give the background - the reviews seem to indicate this.

Let me know if you have read a good book or completed a good course that explains the math of ML and would be something I could use with the Azure ML Studio.

Thanks!
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Kyle SantosSoftware Test Analyst I at Dassault Systemes

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Hi Kyle - yes it would be nice to get some responses.

I found this free book which I've started working through - I can't say yet how good it is because it is early days but it seems good so far

https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/free-deep-learning-book-mit-press

But other recommendations on what people have found useful would be much appreciated!
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It would be difficult to find a book that covers both ML basics and Azure ML Studio.  It would make sense to start with math/theory and then move on to applying that knowledge learned to ML studio.

Some good places to start.

Statistics
http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkstats/
http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~gareth/ISL/
http://web4.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/D.Barber/textbook/091117.pdf

Theory / Algorithms
http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~shais/UnderstandingMachineLearning/index.html

Then, you should hopefully be in a good spot for "Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning"
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Kyle you were very helpful but as your an administrator I'm not sure if I am supposed to give you a rating? I'll mark it anyway!
Kyle SantosSoftware Test Analyst I at Dassault Systemes

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I'm glad we could find someone to help you find a solution!  Happy to help.  Take care.

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