Incredible Free Resource: An Introduction to Statistical Learning

I recently came across a wonderful suite of materials for introducing statistical learning:

  • Hastie, et al’s free textbook (link to the PDF can be found on this page).
  • The accompanying lecture videos – 15 hrs in total – freely available through YouTube (outline of, and links to, the videos here).
  • Additional slides provided by professor Al Sharif (here), including PDF documents of R scripts and explanations for a wide range of topics covered in the book.

To give folks a feel for the content, it addresses many of the techniques presented at the University of Queensland’s graduate-level Machine Learning course. It also addresses many of the techniques I used, along with colleagues, at Shell to help optimise their massive coal-seam gas business in Brisbane, Australia.