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Python Machine Learning By Example - Third Edition

By : Yuxi (Hayden) Liu
Book Image

Python Machine Learning By Example - Third Edition

By: Yuxi (Hayden) Liu

Overview of this book

Python Machine Learning By Example, Third Edition serves as a comprehensive gateway into the world of machine learning (ML). With six new chapters, on topics including movie recommendation engine development with Naïve Bayes, recognizing faces with support vector machine, predicting stock prices with artificial neural networks, categorizing images of clothing with convolutional neural networks, predicting with sequences using recurring neural networks, and leveraging reinforcement learning for making decisions, the book has been considerably updated for the latest enterprise requirements. At the same time, this book provides actionable insights on the key fundamentals of ML with Python programming. Hayden applies his expertise to demonstrate implementations of algorithms in Python, both from scratch and with libraries. Each chapter walks through an industry-adopted application. With the help of realistic examples, you will gain an understanding of the mechanics of ML techniques in areas such as exploratory data analysis, feature engineering, classification, regression, clustering, and NLP. By the end of this ML Python book, you will have gained a broad picture of the ML ecosystem and will be well-versed in the best practices of applying ML techniques to solve problems.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Evaluating classification performance

Beyond accuracy, there are several metrics we can use to gain more insight and to avoid class imbalance effects. These are as follows:

  • Confusion matrix
  • Precision
  • Recall
  • F1 score
  • Area under the curve

confusion matrix summarizes testing instances by their predicted values and true values, presented as a contingency table:

Table 2.3: Contingency table for a confusion matrix

To illustrate this, we can compute the confusion matrix of our Naïve Bayes classifier. We use the confusion_matrix function from scikit-learn to compute it, but it is very easy to code it ourselves:

>>> from sklearn.metrics import confusion_matrix
>>> print(confusion_matrix(Y_test, prediction, labels=[0, 1]))
[[ 60  47]
 [148 431]]

As you can see from the resulting confusion matrix, there are 47 false positive cases (where the model misinterprets a dislike as a like...