## Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: |

As telescopes, detectors, and computers grow ever more powerful, the volume of data at the disposal of astronomers and astrophysicists will enter the petabyte domain, providing accurate measurements for billions of celestial objects. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the cutting-edge statistical methods needed to efficiently analyze complex data sets from astronomical surveys such as the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, the Dark Energy Survey, and the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. It serves as a practical handbook for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in physics and astronomy, and as an indispensable reference for researchers. - Describes the most useful statistical and data-mining methods for extracting knowledge from huge and complex astronomical data sets
- Features real-world data sets from contemporary astronomical surveys
- Uses a freely available Python codebase throughout
- Ideal for students and working astronomers
"Ivezic and colleagues at the University of Washington and the Georgia Institute of Technology have written a comprehensive, accessible, well-thought-out introduction to the new and burgeoning field of astrostatistics. . . . The authors provide another valuable service by discussing how to access data from key astronomical research programs."
"This comprehensive book is surely going to be regarded as one of the foremost texts in the new discipline of astrostatistics." "In the era of data-driven science, many students and researchers have faced a barrier to entry. Until now, they have lacked an effective tutorial introduction to the array of tools and code for data mining and statistical analysis. The comprehensive overview of techniques provided in this book, accompanied by a Python toolbox, free readers to explore and analyze the data rather than reinvent the wheel." "The authors are leading experts in the field who have utilized the techniques described here in their own very successful research.
- Princeton Series in Modern Observational Astronomy
David N. Spergel, Series Editor
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