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Python Machine Learning (Wiley)

By : Wei-Meng Lee
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Python Machine Learning (Wiley)

By: Wei-Meng Lee

Overview of this book

With computing power increasing exponentially and costs decreasing at the same time, this is the best time to learn machine learning using Python. Machine learning tasks that once required enormous processing power are now possible on desktop machines. Python Machine Learning begins by covering some fundamental libraries used in Python that make machine learning possible. You'll learn how to manipulate arrays of numbers with NumPy and use pandas to deal with tabular data. Once you have a firm foundation in the basics, you'll explore machine learning using Python and the scikit-learn libraries. You'll learn how to visualize data by plotting different types of charts and graphs using the matplotlib library. You'll gain a solid understanding of how the various machine learning algorithms work behind the scenes. The later chapters explore the common machine learning algorithms, such as regression, clustering, and classification, and discuss how to deploy the models that you have built, so that they can be used by client applications running on mobile and desktop devices. By the end of the book, you'll have all the knowledge you need to begin machine learning using Python.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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CHAPTER 9: Supervised Learning—Classification Using K‐Nearest Neighbors (KNN)
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Plotting Pie Charts

Another chart that is popular is the pie chart. A pie chart is a circular statistical graphic divided into slices to illustrate numerical proportions. A pie chart is useful when showing percentage or proportions of data. Consider the following sets of data representing the various browser market shares:

labels      = ["Chrome", "Internet Explorer", "Firefox",
               "Edge","Safari", "Sogou Explorer","Opera","Others"]
marketshare = [61.64, 11.98, 11.02, 4.23, 3.79, 1.63, 1.52, 4.19] 

In this case, it would be really beneficial to be able to represent the total market shares as a complete circle, with each slice representing the percentage held by each browser.

The following code snippet shows how you can plot a pie chart using the data that we have:

%matplotlib inline
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
labels      = ["Chrome", "Internet Explorer",