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Scala for Data Science by Pascal Bugnion

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Chapter 12. Distributed Machine Learning with MLlib

Machine learning describes the construction of algorithms that make predictions from data. It is a core component of most data science pipelines, and is often seen to be the component adding the most value: the accuracy of the machine learning algorithm determines the success of the data science endeavor. It is also, arguably, the section of the data science pipeline that requires the most knowledge from fields beyond software engineering: a machine learning expert will be familiar, not just with algorithms, but also with statistics and with the business domain.

Choosing and tuning a machine learning algorithm to solve a particular problem involves significant exploratory analysis to try and determine ...

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