This intermediate-level course introduces the mathematical foundations to derive Principal Component Analysis (PCA), a fundamental dimensionality reduction technique. We'll cover some basic statistics of data sets, such as mean values and variances, we'll compute distances and angles between vectors using inner products and derive orthogonal projections of data onto lower-dimensional subspaces. Using all these tools, we'll then derive PCA as a method that minimizes the average squared reconstruction error between data points and their reconstruction.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM MATHEMATICS FOR MACHINE LEARNING: PCA
Very challenging course, requires intermediate knowledge of Python and the numpy library. PCA week 4 lab was truly a mind-blowing experience, taking over 5 hours to complete.
This course was definitely a bit more complex, not so much in assignments but in the core concepts handled, than the others in the specialisation. Overall, it was fun to do this course!
This course is well worth the time. I have a better understanding of one of the most foundational and biologically plausible machine learning algorithms used today! Love it.
The Programming assignments are quite challenging. The teaching part doesn't equip you with enough resources regarding numpy to get full marks in the Programming Assignments. Good teaching though.
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