Applied Supervised Learning with Python

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  • Understand the concept of supervised learning and its applications
  • Implement common supervised learning algorithms using machine learning Python libraries
  • Validate models using the k-fold technique
  • Build your models with decision trees to get results effortlessly
  • Use ensemble modeling techniques to improve the performance of your model
  • Apply a variety of metrics to compare machine learning models

Machine learning—the ability of a machine to give right answers based on input data—has revolutionized the way we do business. Applied Supervised Learning with Python provides a rich understanding of how you can apply machine learning techniques in your data science projects using Python. You'll explore Jupyter Notebooks, the technology used commonly in academic and commercial circles with in-line code running support.

With the help of fun examples, you'll gain experience working on the Python machine learning toolkit—from performing basic data cleaning and processing to working with a range of regression and classification algorithms. Once you’ve grasped the basics, you'll learn how to build and train your own models using advanced techniques such as decision trees, ensemble modeling, validation, and error metrics. You'll also learn data visualization techniques using powerful Python libraries such as Matplotlib and Seaborn.

This book also covers ensemble modeling and random forest classifiers along with other methods for combining results from multiple models, and concludes by delving into cross-validation to test your algorithm and check how well the model works on unseen data.

By the end of this book, you'll be equipped to not only work with machine learning algorithms, but also be able to create some of your own!

  • Understand various machine learning concepts with real-world examples
  • Implement a supervised machine learning pipeline from data ingestion to validation
  • Gain insights into how you can use machine learning in everyday life
Page Count 404
Course Length 12 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781789954920
Date Of Publication 26 Apr 2019


Benjamin Johnston

Benjamin Johnston is a senior data scientist for one of the world's leading data-driven medtech companies and is involved in the development of innovative digital solutions throughout the entire product development pathway, from problem definition to solution research and development, through to final deployment. He is currently completing his PhD in machine learning, specializing in image processing and deep convolutional neural networks. He has more than 10 years' experience in medical device design and development, working in a variety of technical roles, and holds first-class honors bachelor's degrees in both engineering and medical science from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Ishita Mathur

Ishita Mathur has worked as a data scientist for 2.5 years with product-based start-ups working with business concerns in various domains and formulating them as technical problems that can be solved using data and machine learning. Her current work at GO-JEK involves the end-to-end development of machine learning projects, by working as part of a product team on defining, prototyping, and implementing data science models within the product. She completed her masters' degree in high-performance computing with data science at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and her bachelor's degree with honors in physics at St. Stephen's College, Delhi.