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"pre-reqs" for Foundations of Deep Reinforcement Learning

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Hi, I wondered if you would recommend any background reading prior to reading/using the Foundations book (?)  Comfortable with Python but new to RL.  Thanks.
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Hi Henry,

Thanks for your question.

Our book is intended as a first introduction to RL, so it's completely fine not to have any experience with RL.

Python is the main pre-requisite since we assume an intermediate level of Python programming throughout the text.

In addition to Python, we recommend having a basic familiarity with machine learning and deep learning. It also helps to have some experience with PyTorch, but it isn't necessary.

If you'd like a quick introduction to PyTorch and deep learning all in one go, then PyTorch's 60 minute blitz tutorial is a great place to start.

If you're interested in going into more depth then we recommend Michael Nielsen's excellent book  "Neural Networks and Deep Learning". It's well written, concise, and gives great intuition.

Hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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