I want to develop some skills in statistical inference for a career in data science or machine learning. I purchased the book "All of Statistics" which is a good book, but there are not answer keys online, which makes it difficult to check whether or not I am doing things correctly. Can anyone suggest books that are similar, but have exercise answers available.
I've been working through a masters thesis in wildlife sciences, with some heavy statistics. Browsed quite a few books but found this one the most intuitive: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1461471370/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
"An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R" by Gareth James et al. 2017
Getting into R seems the way to go as well. At least for ecology. It's really taken over all the statistical software being used in this field.