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Method of Lagrange Multipliers: The Theory Behind Support Vector Machines (Part 3: Implementing An SVM From Scratch In Python)

The mathematics that powers a support vector machine (SVM) classifier is beautiful. It is important to not only learn the basic model of an SVM but also know how you can implement the entire model from scratch. This is a continuation of our series of tutorials on SVMs. In part1 and part2 of this series we […]

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Method of Lagrange Multipliers: The Theory Behind Support Vector Machines (Part 2: The Non-Separable Case)

This tutorial is an extension of Method Of Lagrange Multipliers: The Theory Behind Support Vector Machines (Part 1: The Separable Case)) and explains the non-separable case. In real life problems positive and negative training examples may not be completely separable by a linear decision boundary. This tutorial explains how a soft margin can be built […]

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Method of Lagrange Multipliers: The Theory Behind Support Vector Machines (Part 1: The Separable Case)

This tutorial is designed for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of how Lagrange multipliers are used in building up the model for support vector machines (SVMs). SVMs were initially designed to solve binary classification problems and later extended and applied to regression and unsupervised learning. They have shown their success in solving many complex machine […]

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