Machine learning basics

Now that you have refreshed your memory about R, we will be talking about the basics of what machine learning is, how it is used today, and what are the main areas inside machine learning. This section intends to provide an overview into machine learning which will help in paving the way to the next chapter where we will be exploring it in more depth.

Machine learning – what does it really mean?

Machine learning does not have just one distinct textbook definition because it is a field which encompasses and borrows concepts and techniques from several other areas in computer science. It is also taught as an academic course in universities and has recently gained more prominence, with machine learning and data science being ...

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