Introduction to Support Vector Machines

So far, I mainly discussed about classification algorithms that use probabilities to make decisions.  However, there are algorithms that don't require the computation of probabilities.  One of the algorithms that do this is called a support vector machine.

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Dataset: Iris Flower dataset

This week's dataset will be on one of the most well known datasets used in machine learning.  Introduced in 1936 by Ronald Fisher, the iris dataset is used to test out the accuracy of machine learning algorithms. Read more