Chapter 1 Preface

This course material is aimed at people who are already familiar with the R language and syntax, and who would like to get a hands-on introduction to machine learning.

1.1 Caution

This material is currently under development and is likely to change in the future.

1.2 Installation

A set of packages that are used, either directly or indirectly are provided in the first chapter. A complete session information with all packages used to compile this document is available at the end.

The source code for this document is available on GitHub at

A short URL for this book is

1.3 License

This material is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Some content is inspired by other sources though, see the Credit section in the material.

1.4 Contact

Feel free to contact me for any question or comments, preferably by opening an issue on GitHub.