Mastering Predictive Analytics with scikit-learn and TensorFlow - Álvaro Fuentes

Mastering Predictive Analytics with scikit-learn and TensorFlow

By Álvaro Fuentes

  • Release Date: 2018-09-29
  • Genre: Computers

Description

Learn advanced techniques to improve the performance and quality of your predictive models

Key Features
Use ensemble methods to improve the performance of predictive analytics modelsImplement feature selection, dimensionality reduction, and cross-validation techniquesDevelop neural network models and master the basics of deep learning
Book Description

Python is a programming language that provides a wide range of features that can be used in the field of data science. Mastering Predictive Analytics with scikit-learn and TensorFlow covers various implementations of ensemble methods, how they are used with real-world datasets, and how they improve prediction accuracy in classification and regression problems.

This book starts with ensemble methods and their features. You will see that scikit-learn provides tools for choosing hyperparameters for models. As you make your way through the book, you will cover the nitty-gritty of predictive analytics and explore its features and characteristics. You will also be introduced to artificial neural networks and TensorFlow, and how it is used to create neural networks. In the final chapter, you will explore factors such as computational power, along with improvement methods and software enhancements for efficient predictive analytics.

By the end of this book, you will be well-versed in using deep neural networks to solve common problems in big data analysis.

What you will learn
Use ensemble algorithms to obtain accurate predictionsApply dimensionality reduction techniques to combine features and build better modelsChoose the optimal hyperparameters using cross-validationImplement different techniques to solve current challenges in the predictive analytics domainUnderstand various elements of deep neural network (DNN) modelsImplement neural networks to solve both classification and regression problems
Who this book is for

Mastering Predictive Analytics with scikit-learn and TensorFlow is for data analysts, software engineers, and machine learning developers who are interested in implementing advanced predictive analytics using Python. Business intelligence experts will also find this book indispensable as it will teach them how to progress from basic predictive models to building advanced models and producing more accurate predictions. Prior knowledge of Python and familiarity with predictive analytics concepts are assumed.