[ml] [Noisebridge-discuss] Probability study group
ben.weisburd at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 22:12:20 PDT 2010
Great to see there's some interest.
Kai - thanks for setting up the wiki. (
I just put up a proposed meeting format on there and also a set of chapter 1
problems which we can hopefully go over at the 1st meeting.
To figure out the meeting time, can everybody please put in what time works
for you at:
Look forward to meeting you all,
Ps. Does somebody know how to set up a mailing list?
On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 5:25 PM, Kai Chang <kai.salmon.chang at gmail.com>wrote:
> I'd be down for teaching a chapter.
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:
>> Hey Ben,
>> I'd be interested in meeting up but I'm usually pressed for time. I
>> cc'ed the machine learning group - probability is pretty important
>> for them and surely some ML'ers are interested!
>> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Ben Weisburd <ben.weisburd at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Is anyone interested in joining up to learn probability over the next 1.5
>>> months or so?
>>> There is a great text book that's available free online: Fundamentals of
>>> Applied Probability Theory by Al Drake<http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-041-probabilistic-systems-analysis-and-applied-probability-spring-2006/related-resources/>
>>> The author taught probability at MIT for many years.
>>> Ideally, we would meet once a week and go over 1 chapter. Depending on
>>> people's interest, we could either have one person teach the chapter to
>>> everyone else during the meeting, or we could each read the chapter at home
>>> and do 10-or-so of the recommended problems. Then, we could spend the
>>> meeting discussing what we found interesting/confusing and comparing answers
>>> to the problems.
>>> Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
>>> Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
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