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As a self-learner you have the extra burdens of resource selection and course design. You can lighten the load by sharing in the work of others. Find universities doing courses and research in the subject and review their course materials and source selections. For the cutting edge things, find papers that have been subjected to peer review, and are ...


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If self-learning is a goal, you don't need to necessarily choose between resources at all. I had to self-teach a tremendous amount of material this year, and to do so, I roughly borrowed the methodology from Barry Farber's incredible How To Learn Any Language. The basic idea is to grab multiple (quality) resources of different kinds, and begin to work ...


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If you want to start with a single source, I would suggest the book, "Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction" by Sutton and Barto. The authors have an established history and a track record for publishing peer-reviewed articles in the field. While this book is dated, published in 1998, I have not found a better introduction to the field yet. Before you can ...


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