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I recently came across reference to a book that was highly regarded: “Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning” by Christopher Bishop.

I am a beginner working my way through some machine learning courses on my own. I’m curious if this book is still relevant considering it was published in 2006? Can anyone who has read it attest to its usefulness in 2018?

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    $\begingroup$ No , it is not outdated , and No it will never be , it sure doesn't contain most of the recent material like topics in "deep learning" , but covers most of the conventional machine learning techniques . $\endgroup$ – thecomplexitytheorist Jul 5 '18 at 10:03
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    $\begingroup$ @thecomplexitytheorist ok thank you that is very helpful. I started reading this morning. 👍 $\endgroup$ – Hanzy Jul 5 '18 at 18:51
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I’m curious if this book is still relevant considering it was published in 2006?

I signed up for loyal publication society that is accompanied by the secret society of scientists,it proposed the open global library. I haven't read through the book when I checked it out from the source but according to the reviews and citations globally,it has almost 4000 citations and it's widely adopted by many.

Can anyone who has read it attest to its usefulness in 2018?

You can analyse some chapters which can be of great importance to you and choose your focus effectively,and because many introductory machine learning courses use Bishop's book as their text book. (university of Oxford,university of Cambridge etc.)

Hope you can get a little bit of insight.

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