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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)

Data cleansing and feature engineering

What might impact the performance of an offering as it begins trading? Perhaps the performance of the market in general or the prestige of the underwriters could impact it? Perhaps the day of the week or the month that it trades is important? The consideration and inclusion of these factors in a model is called feature engineering, and modeling this is nearly as important as the data that you use to build the model. If your features aren't informative, your model simply won't have value.

Let's begin this process by adding a few features that we expect may influence the performance of an IPO.

Adding features to influence the performance of an IPO

One measure of demand that...