Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing
Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing. Data Science, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics Techniques for Marketing, Digital Media, Online Advertising, and More
The name of this course is Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing. The knowledge you will get with this indescribable online course is astonishing. Data Science, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics Techniques for Marketing, Digital Media, Online Advertising, and More.
Not only will you be able to deeply internalize the concepts, but also their application in different fields won’t ever be a problem. The instructor is Lazy Programmer Inc., one of the very best experts in this field.
Description of this course: Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing
Course Description This course is all about A/B testing. A/B testing is used everywhere. Marketing, retail, newsfeeds, online advertising, and more. A/B testing is all about comparing things. If you’re a data scientist, and you want to tell the rest of the company, “logo A is better than logo B”, well you can’t just say that without proving it using numbers and statistics. Traditional A/B testing has been around for a long time, and it’s full of approximations and confusing definitions. In this course, while we will do traditional A/B testing in order to appreciate its complexity, what we will eventually get to is the Bayesian machine learning way of doing things. First, we’ll see if we can improve on traditional A/B testing with adaptive methods. These all help you solve the explore-exploit dilemma. You’ll learn about the epsilon-greedy algorithm, which you may have heard about in the context of reinforcement learning. We’ll improve upon the epsilon-greedy algorithm with a similar algorithm called UCB1. Finally, we’ll improve on both of those by using a fully Bayesian approach. Why is the Bayesian method interesting to us in machine learning? It’s an entirely different way of thinking about probability. It’s a paradigm shift. You’ll probably need to come back to this course several times before it fully sinks in. It’s also powerful, and many machine learning experts often make statements about how they “subscribe to the Bayesian school of thought”. In sum – it’s going to give us a lot of powerful new tools that we can use in machine learning. The things you’ll learn in this course are not only applicable to A/B testing, but rather, we’re using A/B testing as a concrete example of how Bayesian techniques can be applied. You’ll learn these fundamental tools of the Bayesian method – through the example of A/B testing – and then you’ll be able to carry those Bayesian techniques to more advanced machine learning models in the future. See you in class! All the code for this course can be downloaded from my github: /lazyprogrammer/machine_learning_examples In the directory: ab_testing Make sure you always “git pull” so you have the latest version! HARD PREREQUISITES / KNOWLEDGE YOU ARE ASSUMED TO HAVE: calculusprobability (continuous and discrete distributions, joint, insignificante, conditional, PDF, PMF, CDF, Bayes rule)Python coding: if/else, loops, lists, dicts, setsNumpy, Scipy, Matplotlib TIPS (for getting through the course): Watch it at 2x.Take handwritten notes. This will drastically increase your ability to retain the information.Ask lots of questions on the discussion board. The more the better!Realize that most exercises will take you days or weeks to complete. USEFUL COURSE ORDERING: (The Numpy Stack in Python)Linear Regression in PythonLogistic Regression in Python(Supervised Machine Learning in Python)(Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing)Deep Learning in PythonPractical Deep Learning in Theano and TensorFlow(Supervised Machine Learning in Python 2: Ensemble Methods)Convolutional Neural Networks in Python(Easy NLP)(Cluster Analysis and Unsupervised Machine Learning)Unsupervised Deep Learning(Hidden Markov Models)Recurrent Neural Networks in PythonNatural Language Processing with Deep Learning in Python
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Requirements of this course: Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing
What are the requirements? Probability (joint, insignificante, conditional distributions, continuous and discrete random variables, PDF, PMF, CDF) Python coding with the Numpy stack
What will you learn in this course: Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing?
What am I going to get from this course? Use adaptive algorithms to improve A/B testing performance Understand the difference between Bayesian and frequentist statistics Apply Bayesian methods to A/B testing
Target audience of this course: Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing
Who is the target audience? Students and professionals with a technical background who want to learn Bayesian machine learning techniques to apply to their data science work