Machine Learning with Spark and Python Essential Techniques for Predictive Analytics, Second Edition simplifies ML for practical uses by focusing on two key algorithms. This new second edition improves with the addition of Spark—a ML framework from the Apache foundation. By implementing Spark, machine learning students can easily process much large data sets and call the spark algorithms using ordinary Python code. Machine Learning with Spark and Python focuses on two algorithm families (linear methods and ensemble methods) that effectively predict outcomes. This type of problem covers many use cases such as what ad to place on a web page, predicting prices in securities markets, or detecting credit card fraud. The focus on two families gives enough room for full descriptions of the mechanisms at work in the algorithms. Then the code examples serve to illustrate the workings of the machinery with specific hackable code.

Develop intelligent machine learning systems with SparkAbout This Book*Get to the grips with the latest version of Apache Spark*Utilize Spark's machine learning library to implement predictive analytics*Leverage Spark's powerful tools to load, analyze, clean, and transform your dataWho This Book Is ForIf you have a basic knowledge of machine learning and want to implement various machine-learning concepts in the context of Spark ML, this book is for you. You should be well versed with the Scala and Python languages.What You Will Learn*Get hands-on with the latest version of Spark ML*Create your first Spark program with Scala and Python*Set up and configure a development environment for Spark on your own computer, as well as on Amazon EC2*Access public machine learning datasets and use Spark to load, process, clean, and transform data*Use Spark's machine learning library to implement programs by utilizing well-known machine learning models*Deal with large-scale text data, including feature extraction and using text data as input to your machine learning models*Write Spark functions to evaluate the performance of your machine learning modelsIn DetailSpark ML is the machine learning module of Spark. It uses in-memory RDDs to process machine learning models faster for clustering, classification, and regression.This book will teach you about popular machine learning algorithms and their implementation. You will learn how various machine learning concepts are implemented in the context of Spark ML. You will start by installing Spark in a single and multinode cluster. Next you'll see how to execute Scala and Python based programs for Spark ML. Then we will take a few datasets and go deeper into clustering, classification, and regression. Toward the end, we will also cover text processing using Spark ML.Once you have learned the concepts, they can be applied to implement algorithms in either green-field implementations or to migrate existing systems to this new platform. You can migrate from Mahout or Scikit to use Spark ML.

Summary The Spark distributed data processing platform provides an easy-to-implement tool for ingesting, streaming, and processing data from any source. In Spark in Action, Second Edition, you’ll learn to take advantage of Spark’s core features and incredible processing speed, with applications including real-time computation, delayed evaluation, and machine learning. Spark skills are a hot commodity in enterprises worldwide, and with Spark’s powerful and flexible Java APIs, you can reap all the benefits without first learning Scala or Hadoop. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the technology Analyzing enterprise data starts by reading, filtering, and merging files and streams from many sources. The Spark data processing engine handles this varied volume like a champ, delivering speeds 100 times faster than Hadoop systems. Thanks to SQL support, an intuitive interface, and a straightforward multilanguage API, you can use Spark without learning a complex new ecosystem. About the book Spark in Action, Second Edition, teaches you to create end-to-end analytics applications. In this entirely new book, you’ll learn from interesting Java-based examples, including a complete data pipeline for processing NASA satellite data. And you’ll discover Java, Python, and Scala code samples hosted on GitHub that you can explore and adapt, plus appendixes that give you a cheat sheet for installing tools and understanding Spark-specific terms. What's inside Writing Spark applications in Java Spark application architecture Ingestion through files, databases, streaming, and Elasticsearch Querying distributed datasets with Spark SQL About the reader This book does not assume previous experience with Spark, Scala, or Hadoop. About the author Jean-Georges Perrin is an experienced data and software architect. He is France’s first IBM Champion and has been honored for 12 consecutive years. Table of Contents PART 1 - THE THEORY CRIPPLED BY AWESOME EXAMPLES 1 So, what is Spark, anyway? 2 Architecture and flow 3 The majestic role of the dataframe 4 Fundamentally lazy 5 Building a simple app for deployment 6 Deploying your simple app PART 2 - INGESTION 7 Ingestion from files 8 Ingestion from databases 9 Advanced ingestion: finding data sources and building your own 10 Ingestion through structured streaming PART 3 - TRANSFORMING YOUR DATA 11 Working with SQL 12 Transforming your data 13 Transforming entire documents 14 Extending transformations with user-defined functions 15 Aggregating your data PART 4 - GOING FURTHER 16 Cache and checkpoint: Enhancing Spark’s performances 17 Exporting data and building full data pipelines 18 Exploring deployment

Grasp machine learning concepts, techniques, and algorithms with the help of real-world examples using Python libraries such as TensorFlow and scikit-learn Key FeaturesExploit the power of Python to explore the world of data mining and data analyticsDiscover machine learning algorithms to solve complex challenges faced by data scientists todayUse Python libraries such as TensorFlow and Keras to create smart cognitive actions for your projectsBook Description The surge in interest in machine learning (ML) is due to the fact that it revolutionizes automation by learning patterns in data and using them to make predictions and decisions. If you’re interested in ML, this book will serve as your entry point to ML. Python Machine Learning By Example begins with an introduction to important ML concepts and implementations using Python libraries. Each chapter of the book walks you through an industry adopted application. You’ll implement ML techniques in areas such as exploratory data analysis, feature engineering, and natural language processing (NLP) in a clear and easy-to-follow way. With the help of this extended and updated edition, you’ll understand how to tackle data-driven problems and implement your solutions with the powerful yet simple Python language and popular Python packages and tools such as TensorFlow, scikit-learn, gensim, and Keras. To aid your understanding of popular ML algorithms, the book covers interesting and easy-to-follow examples such as news topic modeling and classification, spam email detection, stock price forecasting, and more. By the end of the book, you’ll have put together a broad picture of the ML ecosystem and will be well-versed with the best practices of applying ML techniques to make the most out of new opportunities. What you will learnUnderstand the important concepts in machine learning and data scienceUse Python to explore the world of data mining and analyticsScale up model training using varied data complexities with Apache SparkDelve deep into text and NLP using Python libraries such NLTK and gensimSelect and build an ML model and evaluate and optimize its performanceImplement ML algorithms from scratch in Python, TensorFlow, and scikit-learnWho this book is for If you’re a machine learning aspirant, data analyst, or data engineer highly passionate about machine learning and want to begin working on ML assignments, this book is for you. Prior knowledge of Python coding is assumed and basic familiarity with statistical concepts will be beneficial although not necessary.

Delve into neural networks, implement deep learning algorithms, and explore layers of data abstraction with the help of TensorFlow. Key Features Learn how to implement advanced techniques in deep learning with Google's brainchild, TensorFlow Explore deep neural networks and layers of data abstraction with the help of this comprehensive guide Gain real-world contextualization through some deep learning problems concerning research and application Book Description Deep learning is a branch of machine learning algorithms based on learning multiple levels of abstraction. Neural networks, which are at the core of deep learning, are being used in predictive analytics, computer vision, natural language processing, time series forecasting, and to perform a myriad of other complex tasks. This book is conceived for developers, data analysts, machine learning practitioners and deep learning enthusiasts who want to build powerful, robust, and accurate predictive models with the power of TensorFlow, combined with other open source Python libraries. Throughout the book, you’ll learn how to develop deep learning applications for machine learning systems using Feedforward Neural Networks, Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, Autoencoders, and Factorization Machines. Discover how to attain deep learning programming on GPU in a distributed way. You'll come away with an in-depth knowledge of machine learning techniques and the skills to apply them to real-world projects. What you will learn Apply deep machine intelligence and GPU computing with TensorFlow Access public datasets and use TensorFlow to load, process, and transform the data Discover how to use the high-level TensorFlow API to build more powerful applications Use deep learning for scalable object detection and mobile computing Train machines quickly to learn from data by exploring reinforcement learning techniques Explore active areas of deep learning research and applications Who this book is for The book is for people interested in machine learning and machine intelligence. A rudimentary level of programming in one language is assumed, as is a basic familiarity with computer science techniques and technologies, including a basic awareness of computer hardware and algorithms. Some competence in mathematics is needed to the level of elementary linear algebra and calculus.

Machine learning explores the study and construction of algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on data. This book will act as an entry point for anyone who wants to make a career in Machine Learning. It covers algorithms like Linear regression, Logistic Regression, SVM, Naïve Bayes, K-Means, Random Forest, and Feature engineering.

If you're training a machine learning model but aren't sure how to put it into production, this book will get you there. Kubeflow provides a collection of cloud native tools for different stages of a model's lifecycle, from data exploration, feature preparation, and model training to model serving. This guide helps data scientists build production-grade machine learning implementations with Kubeflow and shows data engineers how to make models scalable and reliable. Using examples throughout the book, authors Holden Karau, Trevor Grant, Ilan Filonenko, Richard Liu, and Boris Lublinsky explain how to use Kubeflow to train and serve your machine learning models on top of Kubernetes in the cloud or in a development environment on-premises. Understand Kubeflow's design, core components, and the problems it solves Understand the differences between Kubeflow on different cluster types Train models using Kubeflow with popular tools including Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, and Apache Spark Keep your model up to date with Kubeflow Pipelines Understand how to capture model training metadata Explore how to extend Kubeflow with additional open source tools Use hyperparameter tuning for training Learn how to serve your model in production

A solution-based guide to put your deep learning models into production with the power of Apache Spark Key Features Discover practical recipes for distributed deep learning with Apache Spark Learn to use libraries such as Keras and TensorFlow Solve problems in order to train your deep learning models on Apache Spark Book Description With deep learning gaining rapid mainstream adoption in modern-day industries, organizations are looking for ways to unite popular big data tools with highly efficient deep learning libraries. As a result, this will help deep learning models train with higher efficiency and speed. With the help of the Apache Spark Deep Learning Cookbook, you’ll work through specific recipes to generate outcomes for deep learning algorithms, without getting bogged down in theory. From setting up Apache Spark for deep learning to implementing types of neural net, this book tackles both common and not so common problems to perform deep learning on a distributed environment. In addition to this, you’ll get access to deep learning code within Spark that can be reused to answer similar problems or tweaked to answer slightly different problems. You will also learn how to stream and cluster your data with Spark. Once you have got to grips with the basics, you’ll explore how to implement and deploy deep learning models, such as Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) and Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) in Spark, using popular libraries such as TensorFlow and Keras. By the end of the book, you'll have the expertise to train and deploy efficient deep learning models on Apache Spark. What you will learn Set up a fully functional Spark environment Understand practical machine learning and deep learning concepts Apply built-in machine learning libraries within Spark Explore libraries that are compatible with TensorFlow and Keras Explore NLP models such as Word2vec and TF-IDF on Spark Organize dataframes for deep learning evaluation Apply testing and training modeling to ensure accuracy Access readily available code that may be reusable Who this book is for If you’re looking for a practical and highly useful resource for implementing efficiently distributed deep learning models with Apache Spark, then the Apache Spark Deep Learning Cookbook is for you. Knowledge of the core machine learning concepts and a basic understanding of the Apache Spark framework is required to get the best out of this book. Additionally, some programming knowledge in Python is a plus.

A practical guide to understanding the core machine learning and deep learning algorithms, and implementing them to create intelligent image processing systems using OpenCV 4 Key FeaturesGain insights into machine learning algorithms, and implement them using OpenCV 4 and scikit-learnGet up to speed with Intel OpenVINO and its integration with OpenCV 4Implement high-performance machine learning models with helpful tips and best practicesBook Description OpenCV is an opensource library for building computer vision apps. The latest release, OpenCV 4, offers a plethora of features and platform improvements that are covered comprehensively in this up-to-date second edition. You'll start by understanding the new features and setting up OpenCV 4 to build your computer vision applications. You will explore the fundamentals of machine learning and even learn to design different algorithms that can be used for image processing. Gradually, the book will take you through supervised and unsupervised machine learning. You will gain hands-on experience using scikit-learn in Python for a variety of machine learning applications. Later chapters will focus on different machine learning algorithms, such as a decision tree, support vector machines (SVM), and Bayesian learning, and how they can be used for object detection computer vision operations. You will then delve into deep learning and ensemble learning, and discover their real-world applications, such as handwritten digit classification and gesture recognition. Finally, you’ll get to grips with the latest Intel OpenVINO for building an image processing system. By the end of this book, you will have developed the skills you need to use machine learning for building intelligent computer vision applications with OpenCV 4. What you will learnUnderstand the core machine learning concepts for image processingExplore the theory behind machine learning and deep learning algorithm designDiscover effective techniques to train your deep learning modelsEvaluate machine learning models to improve the performance of your modelsIntegrate algorithms such as support vector machines and Bayes classifier in your computer vision applicationsUse OpenVINO with OpenCV 4 to speed up model inferenceWho this book is for This book is for Computer Vision professionals, machine learning developers, or anyone who wants to learn machine learning algorithms and implement them using OpenCV 4. If you want to build real-world Computer Vision and image processing applications powered by machine learning, then this book is for you. Working knowledge of Python programming is required to get the most out of this book.

Build real-time data intensive applications using the combined power of Python and Spark 2.0About This Book* Learn why and how you can efficiently use Python to implement various functionalities in Spark 2.0* Develop efficient, scalable real-time Spark solutions and deploy them* A comprehensive guide to take your understanding of implementing Spark with Python to the next levelWho This Book Is ForIf you are a Python developer who wants to learn about the Spark 2.0 ecosystem and how its functionalities can be implemented in Python, this book is for you. A firm understanding of Python is expected to get the best out of the book. Familiarity with Spark would be useful, but is not mandatory.What you will learn* Install, configure, and interact with Spark on a single machine* Build and interact with Spark DataFrames and Datasets using Spark SQL abstraction* Abstract various data sources with Blaze* Read, transform, and understand data and use it to train machine learning models* Familiarize yourself with the modeling pipeline capabilities of the machine learning module* Build machine learning models with MLib* Package your application dependencies with spark-submit* Deploy locally built applications to clusterIn DetailApache Spark is an open source framework for efficient cluster computing with a strong interface for data parallelism and fault tolerance. This book will show you how you can leverage the power of Python and put it to use in the Spark ecosystem. You will start by getting a firm understanding of the Spark 2.0 architecture and how to set up a Python environment for Spark.Next you will get familiar with the PySpark packages and see how to get the data ready for processing. You will find out how to use the PySpark classes for RDD abstraction and Spark SQL abstraction, and understand streaming capabilities of Spark, machine learning using MLlib, polyglot persistence using Blaze, and graph processing using GraphX. Finally, you will see how you can configure Spark to deploy your applications on the cloud.By the end of this book, you will have established a firm understanding of the Spark Python API and how it can be used to build data-intensive applications.

Learn advanced state-of-the-art deep learning techniques and their applications using popular Python libraries Key FeaturesBuild a strong foundation in neural networks and deep learning with Python librariesExplore advanced deep learning techniques and their applications across computer vision and NLPLearn how a computer can navigate in complex environments with reinforcement learningBook Description With the surge in artificial intelligence in applications catering to both business and consumer needs, deep learning is more important than ever for meeting current and future market demands. With this book, you’ll explore deep learning, and learn how to put machine learning to use in your projects. This second edition of Python Deep Learning will get you up to speed with deep learning, deep neural networks, and how to train them with high-performance algorithms and popular Python frameworks. You’ll uncover different neural network architectures, such as convolutional networks, recurrent neural networks, long short-term memory (LSTM) networks, and capsule networks. You’ll also learn how to solve problems in the fields of computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), and speech recognition. You'll study generative model approaches such as variational autoencoders and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to generate images. As you delve into newly evolved areas of reinforcement learning, you’ll gain an understanding of state-of-the-art algorithms that are the main components behind popular games Go, Atari, and Dota. By the end of the book, you will be well-versed with the theory of deep learning along with its real-world applications. What you will learnGrasp the mathematical theory behind neural networks and deep learning processesInvestigate and resolve computer vision challenges using convolutional networks and capsule networksSolve generative tasks using variational autoencoders and Generative Adversarial NetworksImplement complex NLP tasks using recurrent networks (LSTM and GRU) and attention modelsExplore reinforcement learning and understand how agents behave in a complex environmentGet up to date with applications of deep learning in autonomous vehiclesWho this book is for This book is for data science practitioners, machine learning engineers, and those interested in deep learning who have a basic foundation in machine learning and some Python programming experience. A background in mathematics and conceptual understanding of calculus and statistics will help you gain maximum benefit from this book.

Build and train neural network models with high speed and flexibility in text, vision, and advanced analytics using PyTorch 1.x Key Features Gain a thorough understanding of the PyTorch framework and learn to implement neural network architectures Understand GPU computing to perform heavy deep learning computations using Python Apply cutting-edge natural language processing (NLP) techniques to solve problems with textual data Book Description PyTorch is gaining the attention of deep learning researchers and data science professionals due to its accessibility and efficiency, along with the fact that it's more native to the Python way of development. This book will get you up and running with this cutting-edge deep learning library, effectively guiding you through implementing deep learning concepts. In this second edition, you'll learn the fundamental aspects that power modern deep learning, and explore the new features of the PyTorch 1.x library. You'll understand how to solve real-world problems using CNNs, RNNs, and LSTMs, along with discovering state-of-the-art modern deep learning architectures, such as ResNet, DenseNet, and Inception. You'll then focus on applying neural networks to domains such as computer vision and NLP. Later chapters will demonstrate how to build, train, and scale a model with PyTorch and also cover complex neural networks such as GANs and autoencoders for producing text and images. In addition to this, you'll explore GPU computing and how it can be used to perform heavy computations. Finally, you'll learn how to work with deep learning-based architectures for transfer learning and reinforcement learning problems. By the end of this book, you'll be able to confidently and easily implement deep learning applications in PyTorch. What you will learn Build text classification and language modeling systems using neural networks Implement transfer learning using advanced CNN architectures Use deep reinforcement learning techniques to solve optimization problems in PyTorch Mix multiple models for a powerful ensemble model Build image classifiers by implementing CNN architectures using PyTorch Get up to speed with reinforcement learning, GANs, LSTMs, and RNNs with real-world examples Who this book is for This book is for data scientists and machine learning engineers looking to work with deep learning algorithms using PyTorch 1.x. You will also find this book useful if you want to migrate to PyTorch 1.x. Working knowledge of Python programming and some understanding of machine learning will be helpful.