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Mastering Machine Learning with R, Second Edition - Second Edition

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Mastering Machine Learning with R, Second Edition - Second Edition

Overview of this book

This book will teach you advanced techniques in machine learning with the latest code in R 3.3.2. You will delve into statistical learning theory and supervised learning; design efficient algorithms; learn about creating Recommendation Engines; use multi-class classification and deep learning; and more. You will explore, in depth, topics such as data mining, classification, clustering, regression, predictive modeling, anomaly detection, boosted trees with XGBOOST, and more. More than just knowing the outcome, you’ll understand how these concepts work and what they do. With a slow learning curve on topics such as neural networks, you will explore deep learning, and more. By the end of this book, you will be able to perform machine learning with R in the cloud using AWS in various scenarios with different datasets.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Packt Upsell
Customer Feedback
Preface
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Chapter 14. R on the Cloud

"If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business."                                                                                 - Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com

Since I'm not a CEO of a company trying to profit from the cloud, let's get bogged down with a definition. I like the one put forward by MicrosoftTM here--https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-cloud-computing/.

Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services--servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more--over the Internet ("the cloud"). Companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers and typically charge for cloud computing services based on usage, similar to how you're billed for water or electricity at home.

If you are not using the cloud for machine learning, well I guarantee that at some point...