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R Deep Learning Essentials. - Second Edition

By : Mark Hodnett, Joshua F. Wiley
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R Deep Learning Essentials. - Second Edition

By: Mark Hodnett, Joshua F. Wiley

Overview of this book

Deep learning is a powerful subset of machine learning that is very successful in domains such as computer vision and natural language processing (NLP). This second edition of R Deep Learning Essentials will open the gates for you to enter the world of neural networks by building powerful deep learning models using the R ecosystem. This book will introduce you to the basic principles of deep learning and teach you to build a neural network model from scratch. As you make your way through the book, you will explore deep learning libraries, such as Keras, MXNet, and TensorFlow, and create interesting deep learning models for a variety of tasks and problems, including structured data, computer vision, text data, anomaly detection, and recommendation systems. You’ll cover advanced topics, such as generative adversarial networks (GANs), transfer learning, and large-scale deep learning in the cloud. In the concluding chapters, you will learn about the theoretical concepts of deep learning projects, such as model optimization, overfitting, and data augmentation, together with other advanced topics. By the end of this book, you will be fully prepared and able to implement deep learning concepts in your research work or projects.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Running Deep Learning Models in the Cloud

Up till now, we have only briefly discussed the hardware requirements for training deep learning models, as almost all of the examples in this book run on any modern computer. While you do not need a GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) based computer to run the examples in this book, there is no getting away from the fact that training complicated deep learning models requires a computer with a GPU. Even if you have a suitable GPU on your machine, installing the necessary software to train deep learning models using GPUs is not a trivial task. This section will briefly discuss how to install the necessary software to run deep learning models on GPUs and also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using cloud computing for deep learning. We will use various cloud providers to create virtual instances or access services that will allow...