Self-learning is an exciting part of machine learning. While the human programmer is responsible for variable selection and setting algorithm hyperparameters (settings), the machine is in charge of deciphering patterns and decision-making. By combing the data for patterns and using this information to inform its predictions, the machine is able to accomplish what’s called self-learning.
It’s hard to surf the net these days without a clever recommendation tempting you down a rabbit hole of creditcard-sucking clicks or the YouTube play button. While recommender systems seem relatively new and sophisticated, it has taken a long time for the Internet to catch up to our offline habits of sharing useful information. Humans, for example,
Scatterplot Press’ title Machine Learning for Absolute Beginners was recently featured by Tableau as a recommended resource for beginners. Go to the article to see all seven recommendations. Tableau Software is a software company headquartered in Seattle, Washington, that produces interactive data visualization products focused on business intelligence.
This post lists relevant learning materials for those that wish to advance their knowledge in the field of machine learning. | Machine Learning | Machine Learning Format: Coursera course Presenter: Andrew Ng Cost: Free Suggested Audience: Beginners (especially those with a preference for Matplotlib) A free and well-taught introduction from Andrew Ng, one
Have a machine learning project ahead of you? Get up and running with Jupyter Notebook and Anaconda on a MAC in 8 easy steps. 1. Download Jupyter Notebook at http://jupyter.org/install.html Jupyter Notebook can be installed using the Anaconda Distribution or Python’s package manager, pip. There are instructions available on the Jupyter Notebook website which
There are hundreds of statistical-based algorithms to choose from in machine learning. Popular algorithms include k-means clustering, association analysis, and neural networks. But in this post, we look at the three overarching algorithm categories found in machine learning. Supervised Learning Supervised learning refers to algorithms guided by pre-existing patterns and feedback based on known