Scala:Applied Machine Learning by Pascal Bugnion

Scala:Applied Machine Learning

byPascal Bugnion, Patrick R. Nicolas, Alex Kozlov

Kobo ebook | February 23, 2017

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Leverage the power of Scala and master the art of building, improving, and validating scalable machine learning and AI applications using Scala's most advanced and finest features

About This Book

  • Build functional, type-safe routines to interact with relational and NoSQL databases with the help of the tutorials and examples provided
  • Leverage your expertise in Scala programming to create and customize your own scalable machine learning algorithms
  • Experiment with different techniques; evaluate their benefits and limitations using real-world financial applications
  • Get to know the best practices to incorporate new Big Data machine learning in your data-driven enterprise and gain future scalability and maintainability

Who This Book Is For

This Learning Path is for engineers and scientists who are familiar with Scala and want to learn how to create, validate, and apply machine learning algorithms. It will also benefit software developers with a background in Scala programming who want to apply machine learning.

What You Will Learn

  • Create Scala web applications that couple with JavaScript libraries such as D3 to create compelling interactive visualizations
  • Deploy scalable parallel applications using Apache Spark, loading data from HDFS or Hive
  • Solve big data problems with Scala parallel collections, Akka actors, and Apache Spark clusters
  • Apply key learning strategies to perform technical analysis of financial markets
  • Understand the principles of supervised and unsupervised learning in machine learning
  • Work with unstructured data and serialize it using Kryo, Protobuf, Avro, and AvroParquet
  • Construct reliable and robust data pipelines and manage data in a data-driven enterprise
  • Implement scalable model monitoring and alerts with Scala

In Detail

This Learning Path aims to put the entire world of machine learning with Scala in front of you.

Scala for Data Science, the first module in this course, is a tutorial guide that provides tutorials on some of the most common Scala libraries for data science, allowing you to quickly get up to speed building data science and data engineering solutions.

The second course, Scala for Machine Learning guides you through the process of building AI applications with diagrams, formal mathematical notation, source code snippets, and useful tips. A review of the Akka framework and Apache Spark clusters concludes the tutorial.

The next module, Mastering Scala Machine Learning, is the final step in this course. It will take your knowledge to next level and help you use the knowledge to build advanced applications such as social media mining, intelligent news portals, and more. After a quick refresher on functional programming concepts using REPL, you will see some practical examples of setting up the development environment and tinkering with data. We will then explore working with Spark and MLlib using k-means and decision trees.

By the end of this course, you will be a master at Scala machine learning and have enough expertise to be able to build complex machine learning projects using Scala.

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

  • Scala for Data Science, Pascal Bugnion
  • Scala for Machine Learning, Patrick Nicolas
  • Mastering Scala Machine Learning, Alex Kozlov

Style and approach

A tutorial with complete examples, this course will give you the tools to start building useful data engineering and data science solutions straightaway. This course provides practical examples from the field on how to correctly tackle data analysis problems, particularly for modern Big Data datasets.

Title:Scala:Applied Machine LearningFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 23, 2017Publisher:Packt PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:178712455X

ISBN - 13:9781787124554