[ml] Linux image for ML Course?

Nitin Borwankar nborwankar at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 05:58:11 UTC 2013

yes that is the Caltech Course we are talking about.  this is the Coursera
course https://www.coursera.org/course/ml

Nitin Borwankar
nborwankar at gmail.com

On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM, Mike Williams <merwanwilliams at gmail.com>wrote:

> Is this the class you folks are talking about?
> http://work.caltech.edu/telecourse.html
> On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM, John Ellis <neurofog at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The MATLAB requirement is almost a show-stopper. With some "skill" it may
>> be possible to convert over to GNU Octave or similar, but Python ML/Math
>> libraries are more accessible and easier learning curve than MATLAB/Octave
>> would be.
>> As I recall last time, Jared created a VirtualBox image with Linux &
>> Python libraries preinstalled. If there is enough interest, I could do the
>> same for this round.
>> Cheers!
>> -John
>> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 10:33 PM, Nitin Borwankar <nborwankar at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> I am also interested in a study group for the Caltech class.
>>> The Stanford one taught at Coursera was very "application" oriented.
>>>  The Caltech one is strong on theory but also has some practical aspects.
>>> Probably more like the Stanford one taught at Stanford. IIRC there are two
>>> versions the Coursera one has an "a" suffix which means it's focused on
>>> "applications" not theory.
>>> Also the Stanford one required MATLAB for problems.  The Caltech one
>>> lets you use whatever language you want.
>>> Nitin
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