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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)

Using Paperspace for deep learning

Paperspace is another interesting way to perform deep learning in the cloud. It might be the easiest way to train deep learning models in the cloud. To set up a cloud instance with Paperspace, you can log in to their console, provision a new machine, and connect to it from your web browser:

  1. Start by signing up for a Paperspace account, log in to the console, and go into the Virtual Machine section by selecting Core or Compute. Paperspace has an RStudio TensorFlow template with NVIDIA GPU libraries (CUDA 8.0 and cuDNN 6.0) already installed, along with the GPU version of TensorFlow and Keras for R. You will see this machine type when you select Public Templates, as shown in the following screenshot:
Figure 10.32: Paperspace portal
  1. You will be given a choice of three GPU instances and the choice of pay by the hour or monthly. Select the cheapest...