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Python Machine Learning - Third Edition

By : Sebastian Raschka, Vahid Mirjalili
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Book Image

Python Machine Learning - Third Edition

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By: Sebastian Raschka, Vahid Mirjalili

Overview of this book

Python Machine Learning, Third Edition is a comprehensive guide to machine learning and deep learning with Python. It acts as both a step-by-step tutorial, and a reference you'll keep coming back to as you build your machine learning systems. Packed with clear explanations, visualizations, and working examples, the book covers all the essential machine learning techniques in depth. While some books teach you only to follow instructions, with this machine learning book, Raschka and Mirjalili teach the principles behind machine learning, allowing you to build models and applications for yourself. Updated for TensorFlow 2.0, this new third edition introduces readers to its new Keras API features, as well as the latest additions to scikit-learn. It's also expanded to cover cutting-edge reinforcement learning techniques based on deep learning, as well as an introduction to GANs. Finally, this book also explores a subfield of natural language processing (NLP) called sentiment analysis, helping you learn how to use machine learning algorithms to classify documents. This book is your companion to machine learning with Python, whether you're a Python developer new to machine learning or want to deepen your knowledge of the latest developments.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)

Simplifying implementations of common architectures via the Keras API

You have already seen some examples of building a feedforward NN model (for instance, a multilayer perceptron) and defining a sequence of layers using Keras' Sequential class. Before we look at different approaches for configuring those layers, let's briefly recap the basic steps by building a model with two densely (fully) connected layers:

>>> model = tf.keras.Sequential()
>>> model.add(tf.keras.layers.Dense(units=16, activation='relu'))
>>> model.add(tf.keras.layers.Dense(units=32, activation='relu'))
>>> ## late variable creation
>>>, 4))
>>> model.summary()
Model: "sequential"
Layer (type)                 Output Shape              Param #   
dense (Dense...