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Machine Learning for Developers

By : Rodolfo Bonnin
Book Image

Machine Learning for Developers

By: Rodolfo Bonnin

Overview of this book

Most of us have heard about the term Machine Learning, but surprisingly the question frequently asked by developers across the globe is, “How do I get started in Machine Learning?”. One reason could be attributed to the vastness of the subject area because people often get overwhelmed by the abstractness of ML and terms such as regression, supervised learning, probability density function, and so on. This book is a systematic guide teaching you how to implement various Machine Learning techniques and their day-to-day application and development. You will start with the very basics of data and mathematical models in easy-to-follow language that you are familiar with; you will feel at home while implementing the examples. The book will introduce you to various libraries and frameworks used in the world of Machine Learning, and then, without wasting any time, you will get to the point and implement Regression, Clustering, classification, Neural networks, and more with fun examples. As you get to grips with the techniques, you’ll learn to implement those concepts to solve real-world scenarios for ML applications such as image analysis, Natural Language processing, and anomaly detections of time series data. By the end of the book, you will have learned various ML techniques to develop more efficient and intelligent applications.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Linux installation

Linux is, in our view, the most flexible platform on which you can work for machine learning projects. As you probably know, there is a really large number of alternatives in the Linux realm, and they all have their own particular package management.

Given that writing instructions for working on all these distributions would take a large number of pages, we will settle on instructions for the Ubuntu 16.04 distribution.

Ubuntu is undoubtedly the most widespread Linux distribution, and in the particular case of Ubuntu 16.04 it is an LTS version, or long term support. This means that the base software we will run in this book will have support until the year 2021.

You will find more information about the meaning of LTS at

Regarding the feasibility of Ubuntu as a scientific computing distribution, even if it is considered by many to...