[ml] Wednesday 6/22 @ 7:30pm: Support Vector Machines in R

Mike Schachter mike at mindmech.com
Tue Jun 21 19:55:17 UTC 2011

I just want to emphasize that you can get something out
of this workshop regardless of your math/computer science
backgrounds! I typically work to make sure things aren't
over the audience's heads, so don't be intimidated by the
mathy words I use, consider it a character flaw :)

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 9:01 AM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Just a gentle reminder that tomorrow we're having a
> workshop on support vector machines in R, in the
> Church classroom at 7:30pm. We'll go over some
> topics like:
> - Difference between a linear and nonlinear decision boundary
> - What a margin is
> - Feature space projections
> - Kernels and the Kernel Trick
> - Support vector machines, maximizing margins
> - Regularization with C-SVMs and nu-SVMs
> - Multi-class classification with SVMs
> We'll be doing some hands-on stuff classifying handwritten
> digits, and some fake data. We'll use the e1071 package:
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/e1071/index.html
> Ideally you'll come away from the workshop knowing how to
> use SVMs in R. I'll try and post the slides and code before
> we meet up tomorrow.
> Thanks!
>  mike

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