[Noisebridge-discuss] Machine Learning meetup tonight: SVMs at 8!

Praveen Sinha dmhomee at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 15:39:17 PDT 2009


Josh,

You rock blocks (re: EC2 instance)!!  Much good karma goes your way.

Tonight we'll just go ahead and use the libsvm provided exe's to get a feel
for the process of getting data, scaling data, and doing an optimal
parameter/model search (using svm_scale and grid_tool.py).  If we encounter
any glitches tonight we can resolve them for coding next week :)

Cheers,
Praveen

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 3:28 PM, Josh Myer <josh at joshisanerd.com> wrote:

> Tonight, we'll be building Support Vector Machines (SVMs) with
> Praveen.  SVMs are a workhorse of modern text processing work, and are
> great for deciding whether an object is from class A or class B (apple
> or orange, hot or not, etc).
>
> Please come prepared: you'll want a laptop!  If you're on Windows, you
> might want to install putty before coming in, so you can get a shared
> shell host we'll use for people who don't have access to the software
> we're using on their OS.
>
> For those of you on Linux and OS X, please try installing libsvm on
> your machine:
>
>  http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~cjlin/libsvm/<http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/%7E=
cjlin/libsvm/>
>
> (We might also use mySVM,
> http://www-ai.cs.uni-dortmund.de/SOFTWARE/MYSVM/index.html but I'm not
> entirely sure...)
>
> I'll have everything set up on an EC2 instance for the evening, for
> anyone who doesn't manage to get things set up ahead of time.
>
> Hope to see you all there!
> --
> Josh Myer   650.248.3796
>  josh at joshisanerd.com
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