Instructions for installing FastAI v1 within a freshly created Anaconda virtual environment.
Andrich van Wyk
I'm Andrich van Wyk, a software architect and ML specialist. This is my personal blog; I write here about data science, machine and deep learning and software engineering. All opinions are my own.
This post will cover getting started with FastAI v1 at the hand of tabular data. It is aimed at people that are at least somewhat familiar with deep learning, but not necessarily with using the FastAI v1 library.
A few years ago I came across a method for reading academic papers which I've kept coming back to as a reliable systematic approach to efficiently read important papers of varying complexity. The
This post gives an overview of LightGBM and aims to serve as a practical reference. A brief introduction to gradient boosting is given, followed by a look at the LightGBM API and algorithm parameters.
A key concern when dealing with cyclical features is how we can encode the values such that it is clear to the deep learning algorithm that the features occur in cycles. This post looks at a strategy to encode cyclical features in order to clearly express their cyclical nature.