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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello, this is my first question on PhysicsForum. I am primarily interested in statistics/machine learning. I have recently discovered that many of the ideas used in machine learning came from statistical physics/ statistical mechanics.

I am just wondering if it's a

I am just wondering if it's a

__bad__idea to attempt to learn the computational/mathematical aspects of statistical mechanics with__zero__physics background? Maybe it's easier to learn some physics before attempting this?