I want to learn about Receiver-Operator-Characteristic curves, and metrics. I have read through online webpages with some basics, and I have used MATLAB built-ins to create ROC plots. It tells me about area sums. I have also looked at the JMP module for classification and for Logistic plot which make ROC plots.
What is the canon here? What is a great textbook with both deep fundamentals and worked out theory? MATLAB and R are preferred. Who made the field? When? Why?
I'm looking for good references. Thanks.