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Understanding the Design of a Convolutional Neural Network

Convolutional neural networks have been found successful in computer vision applications. Various network architectures are proposed, and they are neither magical nor hard to understand. In this tutorial, you will make sense of the operation of convolutional layers and their role in a larger convolutional neural network. After finishing this tutorial, you will learn: How […]

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Using Autograd in TensorFlow to Solve a Regression Problem

We usually use TensorFlow to build a neural network. However, TensorFlow is not limited to this. Behind the scenes, TensorFlow is a tensor library with automatic differentiation capability. Hence you can easily use it to solve a numerical optimization problem with gradient descent. In this post, you will learn how TensorFlow’s automatic differentiation engine, autograd, […]

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Overview of Some Deep Learning Libraries

Machine learning is a broad topic. Deep learning, in particular, is a way of using neural networks for machine learning. A neural network is probably a concept older than machine learning, dating back to the 1950s. Unsurprisingly, there were many libraries created for it. The following aims to give an overview of some of the […]

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Monkey Patching Python Code

Python is a dynamic scripting language. Not only does it have a dynamic type system where a variable can be assigned to one type first and changed later, but its object model is also dynamic. This allows us to modify its behavior at run time. A consequence of this is the possibility of monkey patching. […]

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Profiling Python Code

Profiling is a technique to figure out how time is spent in a program. With these statistics, we can find the “hot spot” of a program and think about ways of improvement. Sometimes, a hot spot in an unexpected location may hint at a bug in the program as well. In this tutorial, we will […]

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Static Analyzers in Python

Static analyzers are tools that help you check your code without really running your code. The most basic form of static analyzers is the syntax highlighters in your favorite editors. If you need to compile your code (say, in C++), your compiler, such as LLVM, may also provide some static analyzer functions to warn you […]

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