In this course, you will learn what hyperparameters are, what Genetic Algorithm is, and what hyperparameter optimization is. In this course, you will apply Genetic Algorithm to optimize the performance of Support Vector Machines and Multilayer Perceptron Neural Networks. Hyperparameter optimization will be done on two datasets, a regression dataset for the prediction of cooling and heating loads of buildings, and a classification dataset regarding the classification of emails into spam and non-spam. The SVM and MLP will be applied on the datasets without optimization and compare their results to after their optimization. By the end of this course, you will have learnt how to code Genetic Algorithm in Python and how to optimize your Machine Learning algorithms for maximal performance.
Finally, a comprehensive hands-on machine learning course with specific focus on classification based models for the investment community and passionate investors. In the past few years, there has been a massive adoption and growth in the use of data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning to find alpha. However, information on and application of machine learning to investment are scarce. This course has been designed to address that. It is meant to spark your creative juices and get you started in this space.
It explores main concepts from basic to expert level which can help you achieve better grades, develop your academic career, apply your knowledge at work or do research as experienced investor. Learning stock technical analysis is indispensable for finance careers in areas such as equity research and equity trading. It is also essential for academic careers in quantitative finance. And it is necessary for experienced investors stock technical trading research and development. But as learning curve can become steep as complexity grows, this course helps by leading you step by step using S&P 500 Index ETF prices historical data for back-testing to achieve greater effectiveness.
About this course: Welcome to Practical Time Series Analysis! Many of us are "accidental" data analysts. We trained in the sciences, business, or engineering and then found ourselves confronted with data for which we have no formal analytic training. This course is designed for people with some technical competencies who would like more than a "cookbook" approach, but who still need to concentrate on the routine sorts of presentation and analysis that deepen the understanding of our professional topics. In practical Time Series Analysis we look at data sets that represent sequential information, such as stock prices, annual rainfall, sunspot activity, the price of agricultural products, and more.
Apache Spark lets you apply machine learning techniques to data in real time, giving users immediate machine-learning based insights based on what's happening right now. It's used to create machine learning models and programs that are distributed and much faster compared to standard machine learning toolkits such as R or Python. If you're a data professional who is familiar with machine learning and wants to use Apache Spark for developing efficient and fast machine learning systems, then this learning path is for you. This comprehensive 2-in-1 course teaches you to build machine learning systems, perform analytics, and predictions with Apache Spark. You'll learn through practical demonstrations of use cases, clear explanations, and interesting real-world applications.
The main motivation for making this blog is that I will soon be starting the Fast AI Deep Learning course. Let me first start by giving you a quick background of my journey into data science. About a year ago I started writing my master thesis for the study Business Administration. Next to this master I had started a second master in Marketing Communication. At this point I had finished all courses and finally had to start writing these two master theses that I had consistently delayed.
This is a very basic introductory course to the fundamentals of the Scala programming language for anyone new to the language. Scala was derived from Java which is one of the top-five programming languages in the world today. It is a versatile and elegant object –oriented programming language. This means it is class based and treats everything as an object. It has a robust security .