[Chicago] Machine learning, all the cool kids are doing it.

Matt Bone thatmattbone at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 17:18:25 CEST 2013


I went through this course the first time he did it before coursera was
born. I can't recommend it enough. It was a good time and I learned a ton.
Good luck!


On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Paul Katsen <pkpp1233 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'd be interested. Especially the python part.
>
> -Paul
> On Apr 29, 2013 6:55 AM, "Jason Wirth" <wirth.jason at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> The Coursera Machine Learning class taught by Andrew Ng at Stanford (
>> https://www.coursera.org/course/ml) just started (4/22) and I'm
>> interested if anyone wants to work through it with me. I've taken this
>> course before but only got about half way through it before getting busy
>> and "dropping out."
>>
>>
>> MOOCs are great, but they lack the community needed to have a successful
>> learning experience. More importantly, learning happens by doing--not by
>> watching videos--whether it's teaching someone else the material, working
>> through problems with a partner, or adapting the problems to be relevant
>> for your projects & internests.
>>
>>
>> One of the downsides about the course is that it uses Octave, not Python.
>> Despite that we could easily code the problems in Octave, then port them to
>> Python & Numpy or use equivalent functions in Scikts.learn.
>>
>>
>> So this time around I'm hoping to find someone interested in going
>> through it together, particularly with a Python focus. Any takers?
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jason Wirth
>>     213.675.5294
>>     wirth.jason at gmail.com
>>
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