Welcome to the world of machine learning with scikit-learn. I'm thrilled that you have chosen this book in order to begin or further advance your knowledge on the vast field of machine learning. Machine learning can be overwhelming at times and this is partly due to the large number of tools that are available on the market. This book will simplify this process of tool selection down to one – scikit-learn.
If I were to tell you what this book can do for you in one sentence, it would be this –
The book gives you pipelines that can be implemented in order to solve a wide range of machine learning problems. True to what this sentence implies, you will learn how to construct an end-to-end machine learning pipeline using some of the most popular algorithms that are widely used in the industry and professional competitions, such as Kaggle.
However, in this introductory chapter, we will go through the following topics:
- A brief introduction to machine learning
- What is scikit-learn?
- Installing scikit-learn
- Algorithms that you will learn to implement scikit-learn in this book
Now, let's begin this fun journey into the world of machine learning with scikit-learn!