Visiting Berlin in December 2013, some friends and I spent one evening at the White Trash, a rockabilly-vibe bar decorated with hanging skeletons and a couple of conspicuous portraits of Ian "Lemmy", the late frontman of Motörhead. Incidentally, I remember trying to guess what song was playing at a certain moment when a friend opened Shazam from … Continue reading Audio classification in R

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# Convolutional Neural Networks in R

Last time I promised to cover the graph-guided fused LASSO (GFLASSO) in a subsequent post. In the meantime, I wrote a GFLASSO R tutorial for DataCamp that you can freely access here, so give it a try! The plan here is to experiment with convolutional neural networks (CNNs), a form of deep learning. CNNs underlie … Continue reading Convolutional Neural Networks in R

# Partial least squares in R

My last entry introduces principal component analysis (PCA), one of many unsupervised learning tools. I concluded the post with a demonstration of principal component regression (PCR), which essentially is a ordinary least squares (OLS) fit using the first $latex k &s=1$ principal components (PCs) from the predictors. This brings about many advantages: There is virtually no … Continue reading Partial least squares in R