Machine Learning with Python for Everyone will help you master the processes, patterns, and strategies you need to build effective learning systems, even if you're an absolute beginner. If you can write some Python code, this book is for you, no matter how little college-level math you know. Principal instructor Mark E. Fenner relies on plain-English stories, pictures, and Python examples to communicate the ideas of machine learning.
Mark begins by discussing machine learning and what it can do; introducing key mathematical and computational topics in an approachable manner; and walking you through the first steps in building, training, and evaluating learning systems. Step by step, you'll fill out the components of a practical learning system, broaden your toolbox, and explore some of the field's most sophisticated and exciting techniques. Whether you're a student, analyst, scientist, or hobbyist, this guide's insights will be applicable to every learning system you ever build or use.
Understand machine learning algorithms, models, and core machine learning concepts Classify examples with classifiers, and quantify examples with regressors Realistically assess performance of machine learning systems Use feature engineering to smooth rough data into useful forms Chain multiple components into one system and tune its performance Apply machine learning techniques to images and text Connect the core concepts to neural networks and graphical models Leverage the Python scikit-learn library and other powerful tools
Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
Country of Publication:
12 August 2019
Professional and scholarly
Further / Higher Education
Chapter 1: Let's Discuss Learning Chapter 2: Some Technical Background Chapter 3: Predicting Categories: Getting Started with Classification Chapter 4: Predicting Numerical Values: Getting Started with Regression Part II: Evaluation Chapter 5: Evaluating and Comparing Learners Chapter 6: Evaluating Classifiers Chapter 7: Evaluating Regressors Part III: More Methods and Fundamentals Chapter 8: More Classification Methods Chapter 9: More Regression Methods Chapter 10: Manual Feature Engineering: Manipulating Data for Fun and Profit Chapter 11: Tuning Hyperparameters and Pipelines Part IV: Adding Complexity Chapter 12: Combining Learners Chapter 13: Models That Engineer Features for Us Chapter 14: Feature Engineering for Domains: Domain-Specific Learning Chapter 15: Connections, Extensions, and Further Directions
Dr. Mark Fenner, owner of Fenner Training and Consulting, LLC, has taught computing and mathematics to diverse adult audiences since 1999, and holds a PhD in computer science. His research has included design, implementation, and performance of machine learning and numerical algorithms; developing learning systems to detect user anomalies; and probabilistic modeling of protein function.