Using Random Search to Tune the Hyperparameters of a Random Decision Forest with Python

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Random search is an efficient method for automated hyperparameter tuning machine learning models. Hyperparameters are model properties (e.g., the number of estimators for an ensemble model). Unlike model parameters, the machine learning algorithm does not discover the model hyperparameters during training. Instead, we need to specify them in advance. Finding … Read more

Measuring Classification Performance with Python and Scikit-Learn

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Classification is a supervised machine learning problem in which the task is to predict the correct class labels (two or more) for a set of observations. An essential step in developing a classifier is to evaluate its performance. Only when we understand how well a model sorts observations into the … Read more

Multivariate Anomaly Detection on Time-Series Data in Python: Using Isolation Forests to Detect Credit Card Fraud

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Credit card fraud has become one of the most common use cases for anomaly detection systems. The number of fraud attempts has risen sharply, resulting in billions of dollars in losses. Early detection of fraud attempts with machine learning is therefore becoming increasingly important. In this article, we take on … Read more