How To Start Learning Machine Learning

Just a few links to various resources which may be useful for learning machine learning (pun intended).

Machine Learning course by Andrew Ng on Coursera:

“The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction” book


Various guides for getting started:



MNIST: hand-written digits

LabelMe: digital images with annotations

UCI Machine Learning Repository contains 299 data sets for regression, classification, clustering, recommendation systems; from poker and movies to volcanoes on Venus and yacht hydrodynamics.

Datasets for computer vision problems:


Kaggle competitions can be a good source of datasets and of real world machine learning problems.