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August 2019 Blog Posts (8)

10 Machine Learning Methods that Every Data Scientist Should Know

Machine learning is a hot topic in research and industry, with new methodologies developed all the time. The speed and complexity of the field makes keeping up with new techniques difficult even for experts — and potentially overwhelming for beginners.

To demystify machine learning and to offer a learning path for those who are new to the core…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 30, 2019 at 11:08am — No Comments

A Strange Family of Statistical Distributions

I introduce here a family of very peculiar statistical distributions governed by two parameters: p, a real number in [0, 1], and b, an integer > 1. 

Potential applications are found in cryptography, Fintech (stock market modeling), Bitcoin, number theory, random number…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 30, 2019 at 10:11am — No Comments

Extreme Events Modeling Using Continued Fractions

Continued fractions are usually considered as a beautiful, curious mathematical topic, but with applications mostly theoretical and limited to math and number theory. Here we show how it can be used in applied business and economics contexts, leveraging the mathematical theory developed for continued fraction, to model and explain natural phenomena. …

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 30, 2019 at 9:42am — No Comments

Different Ways to Incorporate Data in Business Strategy for Security

In the data-driven enterprise system, Spark has become a popular name that is easy to use, offer speed and versatility. The data can be understood at fast speed allowing one to make faster decisions. The Big Data has a huge benefit with the faster data processing of Spark. This clustering of large datasets works with a framework in open source that helps in analyzing. The codes are done in the Scala that has made it possible and easier for data processing that gives a certain boost to the…

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Added by Divyesh Aegis on August 13, 2019 at 12:51am — No Comments

Comparing Model Evaluation Techniques

In my previous posts, I compared model evaluation techniques using Statistical Tools & Tests and commonly used Classification and Clustering evaluation techniques

In this post, I'll take a look at how you can compare regression models. Comparing regression models is perhaps one of the trickiest tasks to complete in the "comparing models" arena; The reason is that there are literally dozens of statistics you can calculate to compare regression models, including:

1.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 8, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

Elegant Representation of Forward and Back Propagation in Neural Networks

Sometimes, you see a diagram and it gives you an ‘aha ha’ moment. Here is one representing forward propagation and back propagation in a neural network:

A brief explanation is:

  • Using the input variables x and y, The forwardpass (left half of the figure) calculates output z as a function of x and y i.e. f(x,y)
  • The right side…
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Added by Vincent Granville on August 8, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

Decision Tree vs Random Forest vs Gradient Boosting Machines

Decision Trees, Random Forests and Boosting are among the top 16 data science and machine learning tools used by data scientists. The three methods are similar, with a significant amount of overlap. In a nutshell:

  • A decision tree is a simple, decision making-diagram.
  • Random forests are a large number of trees, combined (using averages or "majority rules") at the end of the process.
  • Gradient boosting machines also combine decision trees, but start the combining…
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Added by Vincent Granville on August 8, 2019 at 10:25am — No Comments

The Power of Machine Learning Models

Properly implemented Machine Learning (ML) models can have a positive effect on organizational efficiency. It is first necessary to understand how these models are created, how they function, and how they are put into production.

The Definition of a Machine Learning Model

When a computer is presented with questions within a particular domain, a machine learning model will run an algorithm that will enable it to resolve those questions. These algorithms are not…

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Added by Arash Aghlara on August 7, 2019 at 3:30am — No Comments

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