Support Vector Machines are perhaps one of the most popular and talked about machine learning algorithms. They were extremely popular around the time they were developed in the 1990s and continue to be the go-to method for a high-performing algorithm with little tuning. In this post you will discover the Support Vector Machine (SVM) machine […]

# Archive | Machine Learning Algorithms

## Learning Vector Quantization for Machine Learning

A downside of K-Nearest Neighbors is that you need to hang on to your entire training dataset. The Learning Vector Quantization algorithm (or LVQ for short) is an artificial neural network algorithm that lets you choose how many training instances to hang onto and learns exactly what those instances should look like. In this post […]

## K-Nearest Neighbors for Machine Learning

In this post you will discover the k-Nearest Neighbors (KNN) algorithm for classification and regression. After reading this post you will know. The model representation used by KNN. How a model is learned using KNN (hint, it’s not). How to make predictions using KNN The many names for KNN including how different fields refer to […]

## Naive Bayes Tutorial for Machine Learning

Naive Bayes is a very simple classification algorithm that makes some strong assumptions about the independence of each input variable. Nevertheless, it has been shown to be effective in a large number of problem domains. In this post you will discover the Naive Bayes algorithm for categorical data. After reading this post, you will know. How […]

## Naive Bayes for Machine Learning

Naive Bayes is a simple but surprisingly powerful algorithm for predictive modeling. In this post you will discover the Naive Bayes algorithm for classification. After reading this post, you will know: The representation used by naive Bayes that is actually stored when a model is written to a file. How a learned model can be […]

## Classification And Regression Trees for Machine Learning

Decision Trees are an important type of algorithm for predictive modeling machine learning. The classical decision tree algorithms have been around for decades and modern variations like random forest are among the most powerful techniques available. In this post you will discover the humble decision tree algorithm known by it’s more modern name CART which stands […]

## Linear Discriminant Analysis for Machine Learning

Logistic regression is a classification algorithm traditionally limited to only two-class classification problems. If you have more than two classes then Linear Discriminant Analysis is the preferred linear classification technique. In this post you will discover the Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) algorithm for classification predictive modeling problems. After reading this post you will know: The […]

## Logistic Regression Tutorial for Machine Learning

Logistic regression is one of the most popular machine learning algorithms for binary classification. This is because it is a simple algorithm that performs very well on a wide range of problems. In this post you are going to discover the logistic regression algorithm for binary classification, step-by-step. After reading this post you will know: […]

## Logistic Regression for Machine Learning

Logistic regression is another technique borrowed by machine learning from the field of statistics. It is the go-to method for binary classification problems (problems with two class values). In this post you will discover the logistic regression algorithm for machine learning. After reading this post you will know: The many names and terms used when […]

## Linear Regression Tutorial Using Gradient Descent for Machine Learning

Stochastic Gradient Descent is an important and widely used algorithm in machine learning. In this post you will discover how to use Stochastic Gradient Descent to learn the coefficients for a simple linear regression model by minimizing the error on a training dataset. After reading this post you will know: The form of the Simple […]