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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)

1. Introduction to Scikit-Learn

Activity 1.01: Selecting a Target Feature and Creating a Target Matrix


  1. Load the titanic dataset using the seaborn library:
    import seaborn as sns
    titanic = sns.load_dataset('titanic')

    The first couple of rows should look as follows:

    Figure 1.22: An image showing the first 10 instances of the Titanic dataset

  2. Select your preferred target feature for the goal of this activity.

    The preferred target feature could be either survived or alive. This is mainly because both of them label whether a person survived the crash. For the following steps, the variable that's been chosen is survived. However, choosing alive will not affect the final shape of the variables.

  3. Create both the features matrix and the target matrix. Make sure that you store the data from the features matrix in a variable, X, and the data from the target matrix in another variable, Y:
    X = titanic.drop('survived',axis = 1)
    Y = titanic...