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Machine learning uses computers to run predictive models that learn from existing data in order to forecast future behaviors, outcomes, and trends.
In this data science course, you will be given clear explanations of machine learning theory combined with practical scenarios and hands-on experience building, validating, and deploying machine learning models. You will learn how to build and derive insights from these models using R, and Azure Notebooks.
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What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
After completing this course, you will be familiar with the following concepts and techniques:
- Data exploration, preparation and cleaning
- Supervised machine learning techniques
- Unsupervised machine learning techniques
- Model performance improvement
- Introduction to Machine Learning
- Exploring Data
- Data Preparation and Cleaning
- Getting Started with Supervised Learning
- Improving Model Performance
- Machine Learning Algorithms
- Unsupervised Learning
Note: This syllabus is preliminary and subject to change.
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Frequently asked questions
Q: The prerequisites include R Programming?
A: R is used extensively in the machine learning and artificial intelligence fields. The practical elements of this course involve writing code in R. For the most part, you'll be given the code you need to complete the exercises; but a basic knowledge of R syntax will improve your understanding of what's going on in the labs and demonstrations. Consider taking course DAT204x: Introduction to R for Data Science before taking this class.
Q: What hardware and software do I need to complete this class?
A: You will need a computer running Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux and a web browser. Optionally, you can install R - but you will be able to complete the labs using a free online environment, so this is not required.
Q: Will I need a Microsoft Azure subscription to complete this class?
A: No. You will be able to complete the labs using a local R installation or the Microsoft Azure Notebooks service, which is a free service that does not require an Azure subscription.
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.