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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)

Sending real-time alerts using IFTTT

To have a chance at getting these cheap fares, we're going to need to know in nearly real time when they happen. To accomplish this, we'll use a service called If This Then That (IFTTT). This free service allows you to connect a huge number of services with a series of triggers and actions. Want to save as many pictures as you like on Instagram to your iPhone photos? Want to get an email every time a particular person tweets? Want your Facebook updates posted to Twitter? IFTTT can do all of this. Go through the following steps:

  1. The first step is to sign up for an account at
  2. Once you've done that, you'll need to sign up for the Maker channel,, and the SMS channel,
  3. Maker allows you to create IFTTT recipes by sending and receiving HTTP requests.
  4. ...