Applied Supervised Learning with R

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  • Develop analytical thinking to precisely identify a business problem
  • Wrangle data with dplyr, tidyr, and reshape2
  • Visualize data with ggplot2
  • Validate your supervised machine learning model using k-fold
  • Optimize hyperparameters with grid and random search, and Bayesian optimization
  • Deploy your model on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda with plumber
  • Improve your model’s performance with feature selection and dimensionality reduction

R provides excellent visualization features that are essential for exploring data before using it in automated learning.

Applied Supervised Learning with R helps you cover the complete process of employing R to develop applications using supervised machine learning algorithms for your business needs. The book starts by helping you develop your analytical thinking to create a problem statement using business inputs and domain research. You will then learn different evaluation metrics that compare various algorithms, and later progress to using these metrics to select the best algorithm for your problem. After finalizing the algorithm you want to use, you will study the hyperparameter optimization technique to fine-tune your set of optimal parameters. The book demonstrates how you can add different regularization terms to avoid overfitting your model.

By the end of this book, you will have gained the advanced skills you need for modeling a supervised machine learning algorithm that precisely fulfills your business needs.

  • Study supervised learning algorithms by using real-world datasets
  • Fine-tune optimal parameters with hyperparameter optimization
  • Select the best algorithm using the model evaluation framework
Page Count 502
Course Length 15 hours 3 minutes
ISBN 9781838556334
Date Of Publication 31 May 2019


Karthik Ramasubramanian

Karthik Ramasubramanian completed his M.Sc. in Theoretical Computer Science at PSG College of Technology, India, where he pioneered the application of machine learning, data mining, and fuzzy logic in his research work on computer and network security. He has over seven years' experience of leading data science and business analytics in retail, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, e-commerce, information technology, and the hospitality industry for multinational companies and unicorn start-ups. He is a researcher and a problem solver with diverse experience of the data science life cycle, starting from data problem discovery to creating data science proof of concepts and products for various industry use cases. In his leadership roles, Karthik has been instrumental in solving many ROI-driven business problems via data science solutions. He has mentored and trained hundreds of professionals and students globally in data science through various online platforms and university engagement programs. He has also developed intelligent chatbots based on deep learning models that understand human-like interactions, customer segmentation models, recommendation systems, and many natural language processing models. He is an author of the book Machine Learning Using R, published by Apress, a publishing house of Springer Business+Science Media. The book was a big success with more than 50,000 online downloads and hardcover sales. The book was subsequently published as a second edition with extended chapters on Deep Learning and Time Series Modeling.

Jojo Moolayil

Jojo Moolayil is an artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, and decision science professional with over six years of industrial experience. He is the author of Learn Keras for Deep Neural Networks, published by Apress, and Smarter Decisions – The Intersection of IoT and Decision Science, published by Packt Publishing. He has worked with several industry leaders on high-impact, critical data science and machine learning projects across multiple verticals. He is currently associated with Amazon Web Services as a research scientist in Canada. Apart from writing books on AI, decision science, and the internet of things, Jojo has been a technical reviewer for various books in the same fields published by Apress and Packt Publishing.