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Python Machine Learning Cookbook

By : Prateek Joshi, Vahid Mirjalili
Book Image

Python Machine Learning Cookbook

By: Prateek Joshi, Vahid Mirjalili

Overview of this book

Machine learning is becoming increasingly pervasive in the modern data-driven world. It is used extensively across many fields such as search engines, robotics, self-driving cars, and more. With this book, you will learn how to perform various machine learning tasks in different environments. We’ll start by exploring a range of real-life scenarios where machine learning can be used, and look at various building blocks. Throughout the book, you’ll use a wide variety of machine learning algorithms to solve real-world problems and use Python to implement these algorithms. You’ll discover how to deal with various types of data and explore the differences between machine learning paradigms such as supervised and unsupervised learning. We also cover a range of regression techniques, classification algorithms, predictive modeling, data visualization techniques, recommendation engines, and more with the help of real-world examples.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Python Machine Learning Cookbook
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Extracting frequency domain features

We discussed earlier how to convert a signal into the frequency domain. In most modern speech recognition systems, people use frequency-domain features. After you convert a signal into the frequency domain, you need to convert it into a usable form. Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC) is a good way to do this. MFCC takes the power spectrum of a signal and then uses a combination of filter banks and discrete cosine transform to extract features. If you need a quick refresher, you can check out Make sure that the python_speech_features package is installed before you start. You can find the installation instructions at Let's take a look at how to extract MFCC features.

How to do it…

  1. Create a new Python file, and import the following packages:

    import numpy as np
    import matplotlib.pyplot...