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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.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Large Scale Machine Learning with Python
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TensorFlow installation

The version of TensorFlow that we will use in this chapter is 0.8 so make sure that you install this version. As TensorFlow is in heavy development, small changes are due. We can install TensorFlow quite easily with pip install, independent of which operating system you use:

pip install tensorflow

If you already have previous versions installed, you can upgrade according to your operating system:

# Ubuntu/Linux 64-bit, CPU only:
$ sudo pip install --upgrade

# Ubuntu/Linux 64-bit, GPU enabled:
$ sudo pip install --upgrade

# Mac OS X, CPU only:
$ sudo easy_install --upgrade six
$ sudo pip install --upgrade

Now that TensorFlow is installed, you can test it in the terminal:

import tensorflow as...