Book Image

Large Scale Machine Learning with Python

By : Bastiaan Sjardin, Alberto Boschetti
Book Image

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.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Large Scale Machine Learning with Python
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Neural networks and decision boundaries

We have covered in the previous section that, by adding hidden units to a neural network, we can approximate the target function more closely. However, we haven't applied it to a classification problem. To do this, we will generate data with a nonlinear target value and look at how the decision surface changes once we add hidden units to our architecture. Let's see the universal approximation theorem at work! First, let's generate some non-linearly separable data with two features, set up our neural network architectures, and see how our decision boundaries change with each architecture:

%matplotlib inline
from sknn.mlp import Classifier, Layer
from sklearn import preprocessing
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from sklearn import datasets
from itertools import product

X,y= datasets.make_moons(n_samples=500, noise=.2, random_state=222)
from sklearn.datasets import make_blobs
net1 = Classifier(