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Python Matplotlib Tip: Overlapping Curves and Multiple Axes

In STEM fields it is often required to communicate ideas using graphs or infographics. Many times the dimensionality of data will be higher and require clever hacks to represent so that the reader gets the idea quickly. There have been systematic studies on how to do data visualization effectively. For data scientists or machine learning …

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Bivariate Gaussian Distribution

Hacking the Bivariate Gaussian Distribution

In one of our earlier posts, we have seen how we can visually relate the parts of the one-dimensional Gaussian distribution equation. In this post, we will follow the same strategy to understand the terms that comes up with a Multivariable Gaussian distribution. We will focus on the Bivariate Gaussian distribution as distributions of higher-order …

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TwoStateMDP

Coding a Simple Markov Decision Process

This is a quick tutorial on how to implement a two-state Markov Decision Process (MDP). It has only two states: state 1 and state 2. Applications MDPs often appear in machine learning and reinforcement learning. At any stage, the agent can take any of the two actions. The actions are to stay or switch. The …

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An Intuitive Explanation of Naive Bayes Classifier

Introduction In this post, let’s take a look at the intuition behind Naive Bayes Classifier used in machine learning. Naive Bayes classifier is one of the basic algorithms often encountered in machine learning applications. If linear regression was based on concepts from linear algebra and calculus, naive Bayes classifier mostly backed up by probability theory. …

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