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Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods

I’m going to keep this tutorial light on math, because the goal is just to give a general understanding.

The idea of Monte Carlo methods is this—generate some random samples for some random variable of interest, then use these samples to compute values you’re interested in.

I know, super broad. The truth is Monte Carlo has a ton of different applications. It’s…

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Added by Alex Woods on July 25, 2015 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Random Forest in Python

Random Forest is a machine learning algorithm used for classification, regression, and feature selection. It's an ensemble technique, meaning it combines the output of one weaker technique in order to get a stronger result.

The weaker technique in this case is a decision tree. Decision trees work by splitting the and re-splitting the data by…

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Added by Alex Woods on July 4, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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