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Supervised Learning with scikit-learn

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Grow your machine learning skills with scikit-learn in Python. Use real-world datasets in this interactive course and learn how to make powerful predictions!

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Course Description

Grow your machine learning skills with scikit-learn and discover how to use this popular Python library to train models using labeled data. In this course, you'll learn how to make powerful predictions, such as whether a customer is will churn from your business, whether an individual has diabetes, and even how to tell classify the genre of a song. Using real-world datasets, you'll find out how to build predictive models, tune their parameters, and determine how well they will perform with unseen data.
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    In this chapter, you'll be introduced to classification problems and learn how to solve them using supervised learning techniques. You'll learn how to split data into training and test sets, fit a model, make predictions, and evaluate accuracy. You’ll discover the relationship between model complexity and performance, applying what you learn to a churn dataset, where you will classify the churn status of a telecom company's customers.

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    Machine learning with scikit-learn
    50 xp
    Binary classification
    50 xp
    The supervised learning workflow
    100 xp
    The classification challenge
    50 xp
    k-Nearest Neighbors: Fit
    100 xp
    k-Nearest Neighbors: Predict
    100 xp
    Measuring model performance
    50 xp
    Train/test split + computing accuracy
    100 xp
    Overfitting and underfitting
    100 xp
    Visualizing model complexity
    100 xp
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    In this chapter, you will be introduced to regression, and build models to predict sales values using a dataset on advertising expenditure. You will learn about the mechanics of linear regression and common performance metrics such as R-squared and root mean squared error. You will perform k-fold cross-validation, and apply regularization to regression models to reduce the risk of overfitting.

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    Fine-Tuning Your Model

    Having trained models, now you will learn how to evaluate them. In this chapter, you will be introduced to several metrics along with a visualization technique for analyzing classification model performance using scikit-learn. You will also learn how to optimize classification and regression models through the use of hyperparameter tuning.

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  • Javier N.
    1 day

    Good examples, and clarity

  • David L.
    23 days

    Great fundamental course

  • Hsing-chuan H.
    29 days

    Great lecturing

  • Hossam A.
    about 2 months

    The course was great, BUT the fourth module dataset, music on the course dashboard is incomplete, the genre column --> the target feature was a binary feature hence the main topic of the module, OHE, will not be exercised

  • Jesús M.
    about 2 months

    This curse was a really nice introduction to supervised learning, basic concepts about model build and quality assesment are covered. A curse worth to take even if you have already experience with ML.

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"Good examples, and clarity"

Javier N.

"Great fundamental course"

David L.

"Great lecturing"

Hsing-chuan H.


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