am 17. Februar 2014
I am a software developer and father of 2 small boys. Add these together and I don't generally have a lot of time for reading and because of this that I tend to love Packt's [Instant] series. These short introductions give me an idea if I want to invest more of my time on a subject.
I was already passingly acquainted with scikit-learn so this subject wasn't entirely new to me but, in this case, I can see that it might be a little harder for those coming completely blind to the subject.
One of the great things about the book is the inclusion of code in the form of IPython notebooks making it fairly easy to get started tweaking and testing. It is well written and fairly easy to follow.
Well, easy to follow if you already have a grasp on the maths and debugging of Python programmes. More in depth explanations would of course be great but this is an [Instant] book and you can't really expect and in depth coverage from it you just get your feet wet.
I would have given the book 4 stars but unfortunately not all the code can be interpreted as is and that might be frustrating to some.