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Large Scale Machine Learning with Python

By : Bastiaan Sjardin, Alberto Boschetti
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Large Scale Machine Learning with Python

By: Bastiaan Sjardin, Alberto Boschetti

Overview of this book

Large Python machine learning projects involve new problems associated with specialized machine learning architectures and designs that many data scientists have yet to tackle. But finding algorithms and designing and building platforms that deal with large sets of data is a growing need. Data scientists have to manage and maintain increasingly complex data projects, and with the rise of big data comes an increasing demand for computational and algorithmic efficiency. Large Scale Machine Learning with Python uncovers a new wave of machine learning algorithms that meet scalability demands together with a high predictive accuracy. Dive into scalable machine learning and the three forms of scalability. Speed up algorithms that can be used on a desktop computer with tips on parallelization and memory allocation. Get to grips with new algorithms that are specifically designed for large projects and can handle bigger files, and learn about machine learning in big data environments. We will also cover the most effective machine learning techniques on a map reduce framework in Hadoop and Spark in Python.
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Large Scale Machine Learning with Python
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Including non-linearity in SGD

The fastest way to insert non-linearity into a linear SGD learner (and basically a no-brainer) is to transform the vector of the example received from the stream into a new vector including both power transformations and a combination of the features upto a certain degree.

Combinations can represent interactions between the features (explicating when two features concur to have a special impact on the response), thus helping the SVM linear model to include a certain amount of non-linearity. For instance, a two-way interaction is made by the multiplication of two features. A three-way is made by multiplying three features and so on, creating even more complex interactions for higher-degree expansions.

In Scikit-learn, the preprocessing module contains the PolynomialFeatures class, which can automatically transform the vector of features by polynomial expansion of the desired degree:

In: from sklearn.linear_model import SGDRegressor
from  sklearn.preprocessing import...