8 Machine learning

This chapter covers

  • Solving problems with machine learning algorithms

  • Grasping a machine learning life cycle, preparing data, and selecting algorithms

  • Understanding and implementing a linear-regression algorithm for predictions

  • Understanding and implementing a decision-tree learning algorithm for classification

  • Gaining intuition about other machine learning algorithms and their usefulness

What is machine learning?

Machine learning can seem like a daunting concept to learn and apply, but with the right framing and understanding of the process and algorithms, it can be interesting and fun.

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