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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)

Extending the model

At this point, we have only examined the relationship between the ZIP code, bedrooms, and rental price. And while our model had some explanatory benefit, we had a minimal dataset and far too few features to adequately examine the complex world of real estate valuation.

Fortunately, however, if we were to add more data and features to the model, we could use the exact same framework to expand our analysis.

Some possible future extensions to explore would be utilizing data for restaurants and bars available from APIs such as Foursquare or Yelp, or walkability and transportation-proximity measures from providers such as Walk Score.

There are a number of ways to extend the model, and I suggest if you do pursue working on a project such as this that you explore a variety of measures. More data is released every day and, with it, models can only improve.