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Machine learning libraries to use for Project Miracle

March 11, 2013

For the machine learning portion of Project Miracle, I may end up trying several different languages and libraries to see which works best.  This will also give me a chance to learn more about the various algorithms and approaches.  Here are a few I’m considering:

  • R and related libraries: I’ve learned about R through Coursera’s courses Computing for Data Analysis and Data Analysis; I think I have one or more books on R lying around somewhere in either paper or ebook form, but I can’t seem to find them at the moment.
  • Mahout: Familiar with this one because of its usage within the Java and Hadoop communities.
  • Octave/Matlab: Familiar with this language/environment through Andrew Ng’s machine learning course from both Coursera and iTunes U.
  • Breeze from My friend Devon is using this library for his Master’s thesis. I’m interested in using Scala, so may have to learn more about this library.
  • Weka: Another general purpose machine learning library written in Java. Also appears to be used by the folks at Pentaho.
  • MLC++: A machine learning library written in C++ at Stanford; now distributed by SGI.
  • Python and related machine learning libraries. Need to research the best options available in this environment.

Any other suggestions?

From → Project Miracle

One Comment
  1. Looks like quite the list! For Python, I would take a look at
    Weka is very nice if you are working on the JVM.

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