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What's the correct cost function for Linear Regression

As we all know the cost function for linear regression is: Where as when we use Ridge Regression we simply add lambda*slope**2 but there I always seee the below as cost function of linear Regression ...
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Training seems to be plateauing at every learning rate

So firstly I have a network that I'm using to approximate the value of a function. Recently, at about 50000 trains, it began to show no further advancement in training, at any learning rate. The ...
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Is the Cross entropy cost function the same as the Cross entropy loss?

Is the Cross entropy cost function defined as $J(\Theta) = -\frac{1}{m}\sum_{i=1}^{m}\sum_{k=1}^{K}y_{k}^{(i)}log(\hat{p}_{k}^{(i)})$ the same as the one implemented in ...
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Implementation cost function in logistic regression in python using numpy

I am implementing the cost function for logistic regression and have a question. The formulation for cost function is $J = -\frac{1}{m}\sum_{i=1}^{m}(y^{(i)}\log(a^{(i)})+(1-y^{(i)})\log(1-a^{(i)}))$ ...
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Why does the MAE still remain, at all?

This may seem to be a silly question. But I just wonder why the MAE doesn't reduce to values close to 0. It's the result of an MLP with 2 hidden layers and 6 neurons per hidden layer, trying to ...
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Cost-complexity pruning: what the method does exactly?

The tree::prune.tree R function has a method parameter, described in the guide as: character string denoting the measure of ...
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cost function for probability estimation on reduced range

the data: tabular data (low number of columns). the target is binary, available on the train data only. the task: i need to predict probability of a the target to be "safe" the way the ...
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Cost Function Binary Classification

I have imbalance dataset for binary classification problem. I want to create a custom cost function that takes into account not only the actual class and probability, but another variable "...
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Optimising character pair substitution costs in Levenshtein distance

In a typical edit distance algorithm - say Levenshtein - there are hardcoded costs for specific operations, such as insertion, substitution, and deletion. This is obviously a bad assumption (the ...
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Math of Logistic regression cost function

In the current scikit-learn documentation for binary Logistic regression there is the minimization of the following cost function: $$\min_{w, c} \frac{1}{2}w^T w + C \sum_{i=1}^n \log(\exp(- y_i (X_i^...
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Comparison between cost functions to determine the "best" model?

I'm building an LSTM neural net for time series prediction (regression) and I am incorporating custom loss functions into training. I'm trying to determine which cost function (of 3 cost functions) ...
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Neural Network Loss Function - Mean Square Error: questions about what 'n' signifies

I'm very new to neural networks and have recently learnt about the loss functions used with neural networks. This question is in regards to the mean square error metric, defined as (from the textbook ...
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Cost sensitive learning and class balancing

I am facing a classification problem with classes that are really imbalanced (more or less 1% of positive cases). In addition, the "cost" of a False Negative (FN) is much higher than the ...
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Chain function in backpropagation

I'm reading a Neural Networks Tutorial. In order to answer my question you might have to take a brief look at it. I understand everything until something they declare as "chain function": ...
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Norm type in cost function of ANN

I'm reading a tutorial about ANN. They use the following cost function: As you can see this equation includes a norm. I'm new to the concept of norm. My question is what kind of norm they use here (...
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Regularization for intercept parameter

Why is the regularization parameter not applied to the intercept parameter? From what I have read about the cost functions for Linear and Logistic regression, the regularization parameter (λ) is ...
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Reason for capping Learning Rate (alpha) up to 1 for Gradient Descent

I am learning to implement Gradient Descent algorithm in Python and came across the problem of selecting the right learning rate. I have learned that learning rates are usually selected up to 1 (...
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Andrew Ngs Class - Why Did He Change up the Cost Function?

I am taking Andrew Ng's Machine Learning Intro class. Looks like he changed the cost function without any explanation in the second week. Specifically: He no longer squares each deviation between the ...
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How do the policy gradient's cost function and gradients work?

I am not a math expert but have a basic understanding of linear algebra, calculus and probability and I understand the math behind back propagation. Currently I am trying to learn about policy ...
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Policy gradient vs cost function

I was working with continuous system RL and obviously stumbled across this Policy Gradient. I want to know is this something like cost function for RL? It kinda gives that impression considering we ...
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Neural network cost is constant never changing during training

I am trying to build a binary classifier to predict a pulsar star with Single Hidden layer Neural Network. But the cost on training dataset after almost 100 iterations has no change, following is the ...
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Question of using gradient descent instead of calculus. I checked previous questions there are still points to clarify

First of all I checked http://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/23128/solving-for-regression-parameters-in-closed-form-vs-gradient-descent, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26804656/why-do-we-use-...
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Reason behind the sum of rate factors for calculating cost function derivative

Suppose we have a network of neurons like below: We make a little change in weight w[l][j][k] on our network, and it can make change on our cost function from ...
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Two different cost functions for neural networks, how they can give the same result?

One is: $$J=-\frac{1}{m}\sum_{i=1}^{m}\sum_{k=1}^{K}\Big[y_{k}^{i}\log\big((h_{\theta}(x^{i}))_k\big)+(1-y_{k}^{i})\log\big(1-(h_{\theta}(x^{i}))_k\big)\Big]$$ The other one is: $$J=-\frac{1}{m}\sum_{...
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Cost function - ideas

I build xgboost model for regression problem. By the default xgboost optimize $(y - y_{pred})^2$, so the RMSE will be the best eval metric to measure performance. But my task is to build the best ...
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How does cost function change by choice of activation function (ReLU, Sigmoid, Softmax)?

I am new to ML and as I take courses for the area DL, I am wondering, by our choice of activation function for the last layer, whether we take sigmoid, relu or softmax, would the formula for ...
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Why do we have to divide by 2 in the ML squared error cost function? [duplicate]

I'm not sure why you need to multiply by $\frac1{2m}$ in the beginning. I understand that you would have to divide the whole sum by $\frac1{m}$, but why do we have to multiply $m$ by two? Is it ...
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Decision Tree Optimize Deviation From Objective

I have the following problem: I have three classes/modes, let's call them car, bike, and walking. For any given test data instance with some environmental variables such as distance, road quality etc, ...
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How is the linear regression cost function evolved?

A couple of weeks ago I joined the Standford University machine learning course on Coursera. In that course, they directly gave the cost function formula without telling how this formula was evolved. ...
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How to get a rebalance strategy with a cost matrix?

In the case of a classification problem where a cost matrix is used to maximize the model performance, it is common to do a rebalance technique. Let's say for example that I have the following costs ...
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Cost sensitive classification with individual cost

I'm currently sitting on a problem, where i'm uncertain if there is not a much simpler solution. I'm trying to train a DNN with a dataset for a classification task that should be cost sensitive. ...
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Logitic Regression cost function - what if ln(0)?

I am building logistic regression from scrap. The simplified cost function I am using is (from machine learning course on coursera): in specific case during learning, one observation in training ...
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Understanding minimizing cost correctly

I cannot wrap my head around this simple concept. Suppose we have a linear regression, and there is a single parameter theta to be optimized (for simplicity purposes): $h(x) = \theta \cdot x$ The ...
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What do "compile", "fit", and "predict" do in Keras sequential models?

I am a little confused between these two parts of Keras sequential models functions. May someone explains what is exactly the job of each one? I mean ...
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Weights not converging while cost function has converged in neural networks

My cost/loss function drops drastically and approaches 0, which looks a sign of convergence. But the weights are still changing in a visible way, a lot faster than the cost function. Should I ensure ...
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How does Gradient Descent and Backpropagation work together?

Please forgive me as I am new to this. I have attached a diagram trying to model my understanding of neural network and Back-propagation? From videos on Coursera and resources online I formed the ...
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What is an intuitive explanation for the log loss cost function?

I would really appreciate if someone could explain the log loss cost function And the use of it in measuring a classification model performance. I have read a few articles but most of them ...
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Logistic regression cost function

In Aurelien Geron's book I found this line ...
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Should the minimum value of a cost (loss) function be equal to zero?

We know optimization techniques search in the space of all the possible parameters for a parameter set that minimizes the cost function of the model. The most well-known loss functions, like MSE or ...
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How to Define a Cost Fucntion?

I want to define a cost function in python to identify optimum value in days when i should end a marketing campaign to save spend on campaigns not generating traffic good traffic. Problem is I dont ...
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boosting an xgboost classifier with another xgboost classifier using different sets of features

What I would like to do, is train a first model $f_{1}(\underline{x})$, where $\underline{x}$ is a set of features, fix what model 1 has learned, and then train a second model $f_{2}(\underline{y})$ ...
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How to resolve the instability of average reward per episode in training of DQN (Deep Q-Network)?

what is shown when average reward per episode in training is unstable? If there is big difference between average reward per episode and final reward by test section, what we can say? For instance in ...
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Policy Gradient Methods - ScoreFunction & Log(policy)

In Policy Gradient Methods, Lecture 7 (34:15), David describes a Score Function as being the Gradient of the Log of the policy Question: If we have a Neural ...
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Should the cost function be zero using TensorFlow's sigmoid_cross_entropy_with_logits?

I'm building a CNN to make a binary classification (1 or zero). For this, I'm using the cost function sigmoid_cross_entropy_with_logits. But for some reason, the ...
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What is the Time Complexity of Linear Regression?

I am working with linear regression and I would like to know the Time complexity in big-O notation. The cost function of linear regression without an optimisation algorithm (such as Gradient descent) ...
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Why do we double the number in a quadratic cost function or MSE?

$$ C(w,b) = \frac{1}{2n}\sum_{x}||y(x)-a||^2 $$ Where y is a 10-dimensional vector, a is the output, w is the weight and b is the bias and n is the number of inputs. If this is the MSE, shouldn't it ...
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What are the cases where it is fine to initialize all weights to zero

I've taken a few online courses in machine learning, and in general, the advice has been to choose random weights for a neural network to ensure that your neurons don't all learn the same thing, ...
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Cost/loss functions for multi-tasking regression neural networks

The mean square loss function is the standard for regression neural networks. However, if I have a neural network learning two tasks (two outputs) at once, is it more advisable to train on the sum of ...
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asymmetric cost function for deep neural network binary classifier

I am building a deep neural network based binary classifier, with single output. The loss function I actually want to minimize is $$ \mathcal L(\hat y,y) = \begin{cases} 0, & \text{if $\hat y$ = ...
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logistic regression algorithm fails to work

I'm trying to code my own logistic regression algorithm using Andrew NG's machine learning using Octave. lectures. So what I did was make a csv file, the first row being some parameter and the second ...