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Computational Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development - Programmer Books

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Going beyond performing simple analyses, researchers involved in the highly dynamic field of computational intelligent data analysis design algorithms that solve increasingly complex data problems in changing environments, including economic, environmental, and social data. Computational Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development presents novel methodologies for automatically processing these types of data to support rational decision making for sustainable development. Through numerous case studies and applications, it illustrates important data analysis methods, including mathematical optimization, machine learning, signal processing, and temporal and spatial analysis, for quantifying and describing sustainable development problems. With a focus on integrated sustainability analysis, the book presents a large-scale quadratic programming algorithm to expand high-resolution input-output tables from the national scale to the multinational scale to measure the carbon footprint of the entire trade supply chain. It also quantifies the error or dispersion between different reclassification and aggregation schemas, revealing that aggregation errors have a high concentration over specific regions and sectors. A profuse amount of climate data of various types is available, providing a rich and fertile playground for future data mining and machine learning research.


In defense of weight-sharing for neural architecture search: an optimization perspective

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Neural architecture search (NAS) -- selecting which neural model to use for your learning problem -- is a promising but computationally expensive direction for automating and democratizing machine learning. The weight-sharing method, whose initial success at dramatically accelerating NAS surprised many in the field, has come under scrutiny due to its poor performance as a surrogate for full model-training (a miscorrelation problem known as rank disorder) and inconsistent results on recent benchmarks. In this post, we give a quick overview of weight-sharing and argue in favor of its continued use for NAS. First-generation NAS methods were astronomically expensive due to the combinatorially large search space, requiring the training of thousands of neural networks to completion. Then, in their 2018 ENAS (for Efficient NAS) paper, Pham et al. introduced the idea of weight-sharing, in which only one shared set of model parameters is trained for all architectures.


Linear and Nonlinear Programming

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This new edition covers the central concepts of practical optimization techniques, with an emphasis on methods that are both state-of-the-art and popular. Again a connection between the purely analytical character of an optimization problem and the behavior of algorithms used to solve the problem. As in the earlier editions, the material in this fourth edition is organized into three separate parts. Part I is a self-contained introduction to linear programming covering numerical algorithms and many of its important special applications. Part II, which is independent of Part I, covers the theory of unconstrained optimization, including both derivations of the appropriate optimality conditions and an introduction to basic algorithms.


Testing Firefox more efficiently with machine learning – Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

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A browser is an incredibly complex piece of software. With such enormous complexity, the only way to maintain a rapid pace of development is through an extensive CI system that can give developers confidence that their changes won't introduce bugs. Given the scale of our CI, we're always looking for ways to reduce load while maintaining a high standard of product quality. We wondered if we could use machine learning to reach a higher degree of efficiency. At Mozilla we have around 50,000 unique test files. Each contain many test functions.


[D] AlphaStar (StarCraft) Training Objective Function

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I am wondering what is the exact training objective function for the alpha-star (starcraft)? I have read through the nature paper, but they only described the objective function verbally.


Linear Programming for Data Science and Business Analysis

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In this course you will learn all about the mathematical optimization of linear programming for data science and business analytics. This course is very unique and have its own importance in their respective disciplines. The data science and business study heavily rely on optimization. Optimization is the study of analysis and interpreting mathematical data under the special rules and formula. The length of the course is more than 6 hours and there are total more than 4 sections in this course.


Free book – for #datascience interviews - Guide to competitive programming

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Recently Springer made some good books on maths free to download. Competitive programming strategies are useful for many data science interviews and they help to improve your maths foundations. There are not many books on this subject (although there are many good websites and YouTube resources).


Various Optimization Algorithms For Training Neural Network

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Many people may be using optimizers while training the neural network without knowing that the method is known as optimization. Optimizers are algorithms or methods used to change the attributes of your neural network such as weights and learning rate in order to reduce the losses. How you should change your weights or learning rates of your neural network to reduce the losses is defined by the optimizers you use. Optimization algorithms or strategies are responsible for reducing the losses and to provide the most accurate results possible. We'll learn about different types of optimizers and their advantages: Gradient Descent is the most basic but most used optimization algorithm.


Overview of various Optimizers in Neural Networks

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Optimizers are algorithms or methods used to change the attributes of the neural network such as weights and learning rate to reduce the losses. Optimizers are used to solve optimization problems by minimizing the function. How you should change your weights or learning rates of your neural network to reduce the losses is defined by the optimizers you use. Optimization algorithms are responsible for reducing the losses and to provide the most accurate results possible. The weight is initialized using some initialization strategies and is updated with each epoch according to the update equation. The above equation is the update equation using which weights are updated to reach the most accurate result.


5 Algorithms that Changed the World

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An algorithm is an unambiguous rule of action to solve a problem or a class of problems. Algorithms consist of a finite number of well-defined individual steps. Thus, they can be implemented in a computer program for execution, but can also be formulated in human language. When solving a problem, a specific input is converted into a particular output. In the following, five algorithms are listed that have significantly influenced our world.