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Python Machine Learning Blueprints - Second Edition

By : Alexander Combs, Michael Roman
Book Image

Python Machine Learning Blueprints - Second Edition

By: Alexander Combs, Michael Roman

Overview of this book

Machine learning is transforming the way we understand and interact with the world around us. This book is the perfect guide for you to put your knowledge and skills into practice and use the Python ecosystem to cover key domains in machine learning. This second edition covers a range of libraries from the Python ecosystem, including TensorFlow and Keras, to help you implement real-world machine learning projects. The book begins by giving you an overview of machine learning with Python. With the help of complex datasets and optimized techniques, you’ll go on to understand how to apply advanced concepts and popular machine learning algorithms to real-world projects. Next, you’ll cover projects from domains such as predictive analytics to analyze the stock market and recommendation systems for GitHub repositories. In addition to this, you’ll also work on projects from the NLP domain to create a custom news feed using frameworks such as scikit-learn, TensorFlow, and Keras. Following this, you’ll learn how to build an advanced chatbot, and scale things up using PySpark. In the concluding chapters, you can look forward to exciting insights into deep learning and you'll even create an application using computer vision and neural networks. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to analyze data seamlessly and make a powerful impact through your projects.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Inspecting and preparing the data

Let's begin by inspecting the data points for each of our columns. We want to look for odd and outlier values in our data. We will start by looking at the bedroom and bathroom columns:

  1. In the following code, we look at the unique values for bedrooms:

The preceding code results in the following output:

  1. Now, let's look at bathrooms. We do that in the following code:

The preceding code results in the following output:

  1. Based on the output from the two preceding queries, we see that we need to correct some items that have a leading underscore. Let's do that now:
df['beds'] = df['beds'].map(lambda x: x[1:] if x.startswith('_') else x) 
df['baths'] = df['baths'].map(lambda x: x[1:] if x.startswith('_') else...