Hands-On Machine Learning with scikit-learn and Scientific Python Toolkits

By Tarek Amr
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  1. Section 1: Supervised Learning

About this book

Machine learning is applied everywhere, from business to research and academia, while scikit-learn is a versatile library that is popular among machine learning practitioners. This book serves as a practical guide for anyone looking to provide hands-on machine learning solutions with scikit-learn and Python toolkits.

The book begins with an explanation of machine learning concepts and fundamentals, and strikes a balance between theoretical concepts and their applications. Each chapter covers a different set of algorithms, and shows you how to use them to solve real-life problems. You’ll also learn about various key supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms using practical examples. Whether it is an instance-based learning algorithm, Bayesian estimation, a deep neural network, a tree-based ensemble, or a recommendation system, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of its theory and learn when to apply it. As you advance, you’ll learn how to deal with unlabeled data and when to use different clustering and anomaly detection algorithms.

By the end of this machine learning book, you’ll have learned how to take a data-driven approach to provide end-to-end machine learning solutions. You’ll also have discovered how to formulate the problem at hand, prepare required data, and evaluate and deploy models in production.

Publication date:
July 2020
Publisher
Packt
Pages
384
ISBN
9781838826048

 
Section 1: Supervised Learning

Supervised learning is by far the most used machine learning paradigm in business. It’s the key to automating manual tasks. This section comprises the different algorithms available for supervised learning, and you will learn when to use each of them. We will also try to showcase different types of data, from tabular data to textual data and images.

This section comprises the following chapters:

About the Author

  • Tarek Amr

    Tarek Amr has 8 years of experience in data science and machine learning. After finishing his postgraduate degree at the University of East Anglia, he worked in a number of startups and scale-up companies in Egypt and the Netherlands. This is his second data-related book. His previous book covered data visualization using D3.js. He enjoys giving talks and writing about different computer science and business concepts and explaining them to a wider audience. He can be reached on Twitter at @gr33ndata. He is happy to respond to all questions related to this book. Feel free to get in touch with him if any parts of the book need clarification or if you would like to discuss any of the concepts here in more detail.

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