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The Machine Learning Workshop - Second Edition

By : Hyatt Saleh
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The Machine Learning Workshop - Second Edition

By: Hyatt Saleh

Overview of this book

Machine learning algorithms are an integral part of almost all modern applications. To make the learning process faster and more accurate, you need a tool flexible and powerful enough to help you build machine learning algorithms quickly and easily. With The Machine Learning Workshop, you'll master the scikit-learn library and become proficient in developing clever machine learning algorithms. The Machine Learning Workshop begins by demonstrating how unsupervised and supervised learning algorithms work by analyzing a real-world dataset of wholesale customers. Once you've got to grips with the basics, you'll develop an artificial neural network using scikit-learn and then improve its performance by fine-tuning hyperparameters. Towards the end of the workshop, you'll study the dataset of a bank's marketing activities and build machine learning models that can list clients who are likely to subscribe to a term deposit. You'll also learn how to compare these models and select the optimal one. By the end of The Machine Learning Workshop, you'll not only have learned the difference between supervised and unsupervised models and their applications in the real world, but you'll also have developed the skills required to get started with programming your very own machine learning algorithms.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)
Preface

Introduction

In the previous chapters, we covered the main concepts of machine learning, beginning with the distinction between the two main learning approaches (supervised and unsupervised learning), and then moved on to the specifics of some of the most popular algorithms in the data science community.

This chapter will talk about the importance of building complete machine learning programs, rather than just training models. This will involve taking the models to the next level, where they can be accessed and used easily.

We will do this by learning how to save a trained model. This will allow the best performing model to be loaded in order to make predictions over unseen data. We will also learn the importance of making a saved model available through platforms where users can easily interact with it.

This is especially important when working in a team, either for a company or for research purposes, as it allows all members of the team to use the model without needing...