It has been a long road, one filled with unicorns and Jackalopes, decision trees and random forests, variance and bias, cats and dogs, and targets and features.
Well over a year ago, the idea of writing another book seemed like a farfetched proposition. Writing the book came about from the work that I have been doing in the area as well as from discussions with my colleagues and students, including also practitioners and beneficiaries of data science and analytics.
It is my sincere hope that the book is useful to those coming afresh to this new field as well as to those more seasoned data scientists.
This afternoon I had the pleasure of approving the final version of the book that will be sent to the printers in the next few days.