Is Mathematics required for ML?



I do not have a background in mathematics. How can I start ML and what level of mathematics is required?


Yes, for understanding ML algo it is required. Also, for transforming and tunning features understanding ML and math is must.


Hi @crish786 ,

As @jprakash0205 has mentioned, you need basic knowledge in mathematics to understand the concepts of ML.

Here is a list of books that will help you to start.


I did some math in my graduate years in biology. With simple linear algebra and calculus you will be able to understand ML algorithms. Now I m trying to tune my math skills for data science. I regularly consult the moocs. You should probably check the EDX LAFF course and gilbert Strang course at MIT for linear algebra.