Goals for January 3 - February 10

All three groups are off to a good start on quite different projects:

  1. Logistic Regression and Image Recognition
  2. Nearest Neighbors and Recommender Systems
  3. Game playing

Looking ahead to this week, here’s where you should be spending your time.

Develop your ability to work with your data in python/jupyter

All you of you have found example code of various sorts illustrating your problem. By looking at those examples, you should be able to use jupyter to produce an introduction to your data and the problem. This means:

Get a grip on the theory behind your method

The second goal for this week is to understand the underlying structure of the method you are studying.

Both of the rather advanced references for the course:

contain treatments of Logistic Regression and Nearest Neighbor methods. However, there are many other resources and more elementary books on statistics may have more accessible introductions.

Particularly important for this goal is:


Each group will make a progress report on Monday 2/10, following the standard rules:

In addition, this week I plan to do some talking on Wednesday 2/5 and Friday 2/7 about some important fundamentals: