Programmer’s Guide to Data Mining – A free ebook

Ron Zacharski is currently writing a data mining book, A Programmer’s Guide to Data Mining. The book is targeted at programmers that want to know when and how to apply recommendation engines and other data mining techniques. The book is still in the writing phase, but I can say the first couple chapters are excellent. The book will always be available for free download.

If you are a programmer that is looking to add some recommendations to a website, I would highly suggest taking a look at this book.






14 responses to “Programmer’s Guide to Data Mining – A free ebook”

  1. srisreedhar Avatar


    Both the Sites mentioned above seems to be down.

    1. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      Thanks for commenting. I now see that both sites are currently down. I think Hacker News is the culprit. See the other comment for more details.

    2. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      site seems to be back up

  2. Tim B. Avatar
    Tim B.

    It worked this morning, but down this afternoon. You must have “Ryan-bombed” them

    1. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      Ha. I don’t think my blog generates enough traffic for that. Upon further review, it appears hackers news had a link the site today as well.
      That is most likely the reason for the site being down.

  3. Tom Brander Avatar

    Still down 🙁

    1. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      Yes, I know. Unfortunately, I have no way to turn it back on. It is a really good book. I only got through the first couple chapters before the site went down.

    2. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      back up as of this morning

      1. Tom Brander Avatar

        Looks nice, have to put in my reading que

      2. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

        It is good. I am only a few chapters in, but worth the time.

  4. reudismam Avatar

    Reblogged this on Reudismam and commented:
    great book.

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