Poll 
Books you like as introductory or textbooks for data mining [197 votes total]

Han & Kamber, Data Mining Concepts ... (46) 
23% 
Hand, Mannila & Smyth, Principles of Data Mining (33) 
17% 
Hastie, Tibshirani & Friedman, Statistical Learning (25) 
13% 
Pyle, Data Preparation (18) 
9% 
Rud, Data Mining Cookbook (11) 
6% 
Weiss & Indurkhya, Predictive Data Mining (7) 
4% 
Witten & Frank, Data Mining (35) 
18% 
other (22) 
11%  
Note from the Editor: here are additional books on data mining.
Comments
Tilmann Bruckhaus, Machine Learning by Tom M. Mitchell
Covers decision trees, neural networks, hypotheses, bayesian learning,
expectancy maximization, text classification, computational learning
theory, knearest neighbors, locally weighted regression, genetic
algorithms, analytical learning, and reinforcement learning. Style is
narrative with some mathematical notation, pseudo code and
illustrations.
Yannis Theodoridis, Dunham, Data Mining textbook
Very good, comprehensive book on introductory and advanced DM topics.
Also, translated in Greek (for those interested...)
Dave Musicant, Intro textbook
use Margaret Dunham's "Data Mining: Introductory and Advanced Topics" for my intro to data mining course.
Will Dwinnell, Book Suggestion
"Solving Data Mining Problems Through Pattern Recognition", by Kennedy et al.
Kay Batta, intro textbook
Daniel Larose of CCSU has an introductory data mining textbook
that combines clarity with good exercises. The only problem is the
publisher forgot to mention the website for it
(http://www.dataminingconsultant.com/). Data files can be downloaded
from there.
Alessandro Zanasi, Data Mining Books
I suggest "Data Warehousing, Data Mining, OLAP" by Berson/Smith.
Herbert Swanson, data analysis intro
The book by Berthold and Hand "Intelligent Data Analysis  An Introduction" should also be on this list.
Randy Collica, Other good data mining books
I might suggest other books in data mining which are very good indeed:
Business Modeling & Data Mining by D. Pyle, 2002. Data Mining
Techniques by G. Linoff and M. Berry 2nd ed, and Pattern
Classification 2nd ed. by Duda, Hart, and Stork, 2001.
chunhung, Introductory/ Textbooks for Data Mining,
Mehmed Kantardzic's Data MiningConcepts, Models, Methods, and Algorithms
 
