Support Vector machines (SVM) can be used for both classification as well as regression tasks but they are mostly used in classification applications. Some of the real world applications include Face detection, Handwriting detection, Document categorisation, SPAM Filtering, image classification and protein remote homology detection. For many researchers, SVM is the first best choice for …

# Month: June 2018

Previously I wrote an article explaining the underlying maths behind polynomial regression. In this post I will use Python libraries to regress a simple dataset to see polynomial regression in action. If you want to fully understand the internals I recommend you read my previous post. Polynomial regression is a method of finding an nth …

Polynomial regression is a process of finding a polynomial function that takes the form f( x ) = c0 + c1 x + c2 x2 ⋯ cn xn where n is the degree of the polynomial and c is a set of coefficients. Through polynomial regression we try to find an nth degree polynomial function which is the closest approximation of our data points. Below is a sample random dataset which has been regressed …

Previously we built a simple linear regression model using a single explanatory variable to predict the price of pizza from its diameter. But in the real world the price of pizza cannot be entirely derived from the diameter of its base alone. It also depends on the toppings, which means there are a many more …