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Helpful math for machine learning


  • This series is going to be my attempt to build a very basic neural network in C++ from scratch. All the information from this series can be found in the book, C++ Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic by Valluru B. Rao.

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  • On a more theoretical level of machine learning, according to the university of Toronto's machine learning and data mining class, found HERE , there are 4 sections of math that are helpful for machine learning.

1) Linear algebra: vector/matrix manipulations, properties

2) Calculus: partial derivatives/gradient

3) Probability : common distributions; Bayes Rule

4) Statistics : expectation, variance, covariance, median; maximum likelihood.

  • A broad overview of these sections of math can be found HERE


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