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Mastering Machine Learning with scikit-learn - Second Edition

By : Gavin Hackeling
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Mastering Machine Learning with scikit-learn - Second Edition

By: Gavin Hackeling

Overview of this book

Machine learning is the buzzword bringing computer science and statistics together to build smart and efficient models. Using powerful algorithms and techniques offered by machine learning you can automate any analytical model. This book examines a variety of machine learning models including popular machine learning algorithms such as k-nearest neighbors, logistic regression, naive Bayes, k-means, decision trees, and artificial neural networks. It discusses data preprocessing, hyperparameter optimization, and ensemble methods. You will build systems that classify documents, recognize images, detect ads, and more. You will learn to use scikit-learn’s API to extract features from categorical variables, text and images; evaluate model performance, and develop an intuition for how to improve your model’s performance. By the end of this book, you will master all required concepts of scikit-learn to build efficient models at work to carry out advanced tasks with the practical approach.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
From Decision Trees to Random Forests and Other Ensemble Methods

Chapter 1. The Fundamentals of Machine Learning

In this chapter, we will review fundamental concepts in machine learning. We will compare supervised and unsupervised learning; discuss the uses of training, testing, and validation data; and describe applications of machine learning. Finally, we will introduce scikit-learn, and install the tools required in subsequent chapters.