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Deep Learning Prerequisites: Logistic

Regression in Python
Data science techniques for professionals and students - learn the theory behind logistic
regression and code in Python
4.6 (829 ratings)
9,191 students enrolled
Created by Lazy Programmer Inc.
Last updated 5/2017

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What Will I Learn?

program logistic regression from scratch in Python

describe how logistic regression is useful in data science
derive the error and update rule for logistic regression
understand how logistic regression works as an analogy for the biological neuron
use logistic regression to solve real-world business problems like predicting user actions
from e-commerce data and facial expression recognition
understand why regularization is used in machine learning

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You should know how to take a derivative

You should know some basic Python coding
Install numpy and matplotlib


This course is a lead-in to deep learning and neural networks - it covers a popular and
fundamental technique used in machine learning, data science and statistics: logistic regression.
We cover the theory from the ground up: derivation of the solution, and applications to real-
world problems. We show you how one might code their own logistic regression module in

This course does not require any external materials. Everything needed (Python, and some
Python libraries) can be obtained for free.

This course provides you with many practical examples so that you can really see how deep
learning can be used on anything. Throughout the course, we'll do a course project, which will
show you how to predict user actions on a website given user data like whether or not that user is
on a mobile device, the number of products they viewed, how long they stayed on your site,
whether or not they are a returning visitor, and what time of day they visited.

Another project at the end of the course shows you how you can use deep learning for facial
expression recognition. Imagine being able to predict someone's emotions just based on a

If you are a programmer and you want to enhance your coding abilities by learning about data
science, then this course is for you. If you have a technical or mathematical background, and you
want use your skills to make data-driven decisions and optimize your business using scientific
principles, then this course is for you.
This course focuses on "how to build and understand", not just "how to use". Anyone can learn
to use an API in 15 minutes after reading some documentation. It's not about "remembering
facts", it's about "seeing for yourself" via experimentation. It will teach you how to visualize
what's happening in the model internally. If you want more than just a superficial look at
machine learning models, this course is for you.


All the code for this course can be downloaded from my github:

In the directory: logistic_regression_class

Make sure you always "git pull" so you have the latest version!


linear algebra
Python coding: if/else, loops, lists, dicts, sets
Numpy coding: matrix and vector operations, loading a CSV file

TIPS (for getting through the course):

Watch it at 2x.
Take handwritten notes. This will drastically increase your ability to retain the
Write down the equations. If you don't, I guarantee it will just look like gibberish.
Ask lots of questions on the discussion board. The more the better!
Realize that most exercises will take you days or weeks to complete.
Write code yourself, don't just sit there and look at my code.


(The Numpy Stack in Python)

Linear Regression in Python
Logistic Regression in Python
(Supervised Machine Learning in Python)
(Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing)
Deep Learning in Python
Practical Deep Learning in Theano and TensorFlow
(Supervised Machine Learning in Python 2: Ensemble Methods)
Convolutional Neural Networks in Python
(Easy NLP)
(Cluster Analysis and Unsupervised Machine Learning)
Unsupervised Deep Learning
(Hidden Markov Models)
Recurrent Neural Networks in Python
Artificial Intelligence: Reinforcement Learning in Python
Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning in Python

Who is the target audience?

Adult learners who want to get into the field of data science and big data
Students who are thinking of pursuing machine learning or data science
Students who are interested in pursuing statistics and coding in Python instead of R
People who know some machine learning but want to be able to relate it to artificial
People who are interested in bridging the gap between computational neuroscience and
machine learning

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Curriculum For This Course

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38 Lectures

Start Here
Introduction and Outline
Preview 04:02

How to Succeed in this Course

Review of the classification problem
Preview 01:53

Introduction to the E-Commerce Course Project


Easy first quiz

1 question
Basics: What is linear classification? What's the relation to neural networks?
6 Lectures 25:37
Solving for the optimal weights
9 Lectures 42:33
Practical concerns
8 Lectures 42:52
Checkpoint and applications: How to make sure you know your stuff
3 Lectures 10:21
Project: Facial Expression Recognition
4 Lectures 34:48
4 Lectures 47:19
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About the Instructor

4.6 Average rating

10,713 Reviews
56,893 Students
18 Courses
Lazy Programmer Inc.
Data scientist and big data engineer

I am a data scientist, big data engineer, and full stack software engineer.
For my masters thesis I worked on brain-computer interfaces using machine learning. These
assist non-verbal and non-mobile persons communicate with their family and caregivers.

I have worked in online advertising and digital media as both a data scientist and big data
engineer, and built various high-throughput web services around said data. I've created new big
data pipelines using Hadoop/Pig/MapReduce. I've created machine learning models to predict
click-through rate, news feed recommender systems using linear regression, Bayesian Bandits,
and collaborative filtering and validated the results using A/B testing.

I have taught undergraduate and graduate students in data science, statistics, machine learning,
algorithms, calculus, computer graphics, and physics for students attending universities such as
Columbia University, NYU, Humber College, and The New School.

Multiple businesses have benefitted from my web programming expertise. I do all the backend
(server), frontend (HTML/JS/CSS), and operations/deployment work. Some of the technologies
I've used are: Python, Ruby/Rails, PHP, Bootstrap, jQuery (Javascript), Backbone, and Angular.
For storage/databases I've used MySQL, Postgres, Redis, MongoDB, and more.

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