Mastering Machine Learning with R: Advanced machine learning techniques for building smart applications with R 3.5, 3rd Edition
Stay updated with expert techniques for solving data analytics and machine learning challenges and gain insights from complex projects and power up your applications
- Build independent machine learning (ML) systems leveraging the best features of R 3.5
- Understand and apply different machine learning techniques using real-world examples
- Use methods such as multi-class classification, regression, and clustering
Given the growing popularity of the R-zerocost statistical programming environment, there has never been a better time to start applying ML to your data. This book will teach you advanced techniques in ML ,using? the latest code in R 3.5. You will delve into various complex features of supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning algorithms to design efficient and powerful ML models.
This newly updated edition is packed with fresh examples covering a range of tasks from different domains. Mastering Machine Learning with R starts by showing you how to quickly manipulate data and prepare it for analysis. You will explore simple and complex models and understand how to compare them. You'll also learn to use the latest library support, such as TensorFlow and Keras-R, for performing advanced computations. Additionally, you'll explore complex topics, such as natural language processing (NLP), time series analysis, and clustering, which will further refine your skills in developing applications. Each chapter will help you implement advanced ML algorithms using real-world examples. You'll even be introduced to reinforcement learning, along with its various use cases and models. In the concluding chapters, you'll get a glimpse into how some of these blackbox models can be diagnosed and understood.
By the end of this book, you'll be equipped with the skills to deploy ML techniques in your own projects or at work.
What you will learn
- Prepare data for machine learning methods with ease
- Understand how to write production-ready code and package it for use
- Produce simple and effective data visualizations for improved insights
- Master advanced methods, such as Boosted Trees and deep neural networks
- Use natural language processing to extract insights in relation to text
- Implement tree-based classifiers, including Random Forest and Boosted Tree
Who this book is for
This book is for data science professionals, machine learning engineers, or anyone who is looking for the ideal guide to help them implement advanced machine learning algorithms. The book will help you take your skills to the next level and advance further in this field. Working knowledge of machine learning with R is mandatory.
Table of Contents
- Preparing and Understanding Data
- Linear Regression
- Logistic Regression
- Advanced Feature Selection in Linear Models
- K-Nearest Neighbors and Support Vector Machines
- Tree-Based Classification
- Neural Networks and Deep Learning
- Creating Ensembles and Multiclass Methods
- Cluster Analysis
- Principal Component Analysis
- Association Analysis
- Time Series and Causality
- Text Mining
- Appendix A- Creating a Package