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F# for Machine Learning Essentials

By : Sudipta Mukherjee
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F# for Machine Learning Essentials

By: Sudipta Mukherjee

Overview of this book

The F# functional programming language enables developers to write simple code to solve complex problems. With F#, developers create consistent and predictable programs that are easier to test and reuse, simpler to parallelize, and are less prone to bugs. If you want to learn how to use F# to build machine learning systems, then this is the book you want. Starting with an introduction to the several categories on machine learning, you will quickly learn to implement time-tested, supervised learning algorithms. You will gradually move on to solving problems on predicting housing pricing using Regression Analysis. You will then learn to use Accord.NET to implement SVM techniques and clustering. You will also learn to build a recommender system for your e-commerce site from scratch. Finally, you will dive into advanced topics such as implementing neural network algorithms while performing sentiment analysis on your data.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
F# for Machine Learning Essentials
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Some interesting things you can do

You can use machine learning to differentiate between dogs and cats from photographs. Then surprisingly enough, you may tweak the same algorithm to detect the cancerous cells from the normal cells in breast cancer patients. You may use decision trees to predict whether there will be a traffic jam on a given date and time. There can be several other parameters that can be helpful while predicting a traffic jam. The intention is that after reading this chapter you will be able to use these classification techniques to address some of the problems you are facing yourself.

Binary classification using k-NN

In this example, you will solve the kaggle cat and dog identification challenge ( The challenge is to identify dogs and cats from photographs. Following are a couple of example photographs:

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How might we decide if an image contains a cat or a dog? What are the visual differences between cats and dogs? Some of...