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Machine Learning with R - Third Edition

By : Brett Lantz
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Machine Learning with R - Third Edition

By: Brett Lantz

Overview of this book

Machine learning, at its core, is concerned with transforming data into actionable knowledge. R offers a powerful set of machine learning methods to quickly and easily gain insight from your data. Machine Learning with R, Third Edition provides a hands-on, readable guide to applying machine learning to real-world problems. Whether you are an experienced R user or new to the language, Brett Lantz teaches you everything you need to uncover key insights, make new predictions, and visualize your findings. This new 3rd edition updates the classic R data science book to R 3.6 with newer and better libraries, advice on ethical and bias issues in machine learning, and an introduction to deep learning. Find powerful new insights in your data; discover machine learning with R.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Machine Learning with R - Third Edition
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Chapter 11. Improving Model Performance

When a sports team falls short of meeting its goal—whether the goal is to obtain an Olympic gold medal, a league championship, or a world record time—it must search for possible improvements. Imagine that you're the team's coach. How would you spend your practice sessions? Perhaps you'd direct the athletes to train harder or train differently in order to maximize every bit of their potential. Or, you might emphasize better teamwork, utilizing the athletes' strengths and weaknesses more smartly.

Now imagine that you're training a world champion machine learning algorithm. Perhaps you hope to compete in data mining competitions such as those posted on Kaggle ( Maybe you simply need to improve business results. Where do you begin? Although the context differs, the strategies one uses to improve a sports team performance can also be used to improve the performance of statistical learners.

As the coach, it is your job to find the combination...