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Formal proof of vanilla policy gradient convergence

So I stumbled upon this question, where the author asks for a proof of vanilla policy gradient procedures. The answer provided points to some literature, but the formal proof is nowhere to be included....
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Understanding Timestamps and Batchsize of Keras LSTM considering Hiddenstates and TBPTT

What I'm trying to do What I am trying to do is predicting the next data-point $x_t$ for each point in the timeseries $[x_0, x_1, x_2,...,x_T]$ in the context of a date-stream in real-time, in theory ...
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AdaBoost implementation and tuning for high dimensional feature space in R

I am trying to implement the AdaBoost.M1 algorithm (trees as base-learners) to a data set with a large feature space (~ 20.000 features) and ~ 100 samples in R. ...
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Is ground truth fit worse than cross validated fit on noisy data?

I am having these weird results when playing around with cross validation that I would greatly appreciate to have any comments. Briefly, I have a lower mean squared error (MSE) when doing regression (...
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Are there any graph embedding algorithms like this already?

I wrote an algorithm for generating node embeddings based on the graph's topology. Most of the explanation is done in the readme file and the examples. The question is: Am I reinventing the wheel? ...
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Kalman filter for time series prediction

I have the information about the behaviour of 400 users across period of 1 months (30 days). Across those 30 days I measure 4 different information (let's call it A,B,C and D), hence I have a total of ...
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I am incorporating Adversarial Training for Semantic Segmentation from Adversarial Learning for Semi-Supervised Semantic Segmentation. The idea is like this: The discriminator takes as input a ...
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ALS in Spark: what loss function is it minimizing?

I’ve playing with the MovieLens ratings dataset under Spark’s ALS and a manual implementation of ALS and comparing results with the same hyperparameters. I’d like to know this exactly in order to make ...
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In XGBoost, how to change eval function and keeping same objective?

I want to keep objective as "reg:linear" and eval_metric as customised rmse as follows. ...
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How does XGBoost compute the probabilities in predict_proba()?

I'm using the sklearn wrapper for XGBoost. I didn't manage to find a clear explanation for the way the probabilities given as output by predict_proba() are computed. In random forest for example, I ...
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Quantifying 'growth friction' when projecting target goals

As part of my DS work I spend some fraction of my time helping the team make growth projections, either for setting growth targets or when forecasting actual data. There is obviously a range of ways ...
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Keras objective function shared between outputs

Is there any way to implement a loss function that is shared between outputs? I have a 2D image output and scalar classification that are both used by a single loss function. I have attempted writing ...
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Fixed-radius range search in non-Euclidean space

I'm trying to find an indexing data structure most suitable for my metric space: set of IP network related data (IP addresses, ports, TCP flags, ...), distance function is continuous, non-Euclidean ...
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Tuning Gradient Boosted Classifier's hyperparametrs and balancing it

I am not sure if it is a correct stack. Maybe I should have put my question into crossvalidated. Nevertheless, I perform following steps to tune the hyperparameters for a gradient boosting model: ...
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how to propagate error from convolutional layer to previous layer？

I've been trying to implement a simple convolutional neural network. But I've been stuck at this problem for over a week. To be specific, assume there are 3 layers in a convolutional pass, marked as ...
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Meta-analysis of public 16S data

I am trying to start a meta-analysis for which I want to extract some 16S-based information from public databases. Moreover, I want to relate this information with any metadata found in the associated ...
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Illustrating the dimensionality reduction done by a classification or regression model

Tl;DR: You can predict something, but how do you explain the prediction? Your usual classification/regression setup Lets say the data is a classic regression/classification problem: several ...
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3D map using leaflet

I'm trying to create 3D bars on this map. Can anyone please advise if this is possible, and how? http://leafletjs.com/examples/choropleth.html My data: UFO sightings in the USA (location wise). ...
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Why softmax in YouTube’s DNN recommender

I am confused about the softmax layer of YouTube’s DNN candidate generation. A user may interact with many videos. Softmax is assuming classes are exclusive. For example, logits = [[4.0, 4.0, 1.0]], ...
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Why the sigmoid activation function results in sub-optimal gradient descent?

I need some help understanding the second shortcoming of the sigmoid activation function as described in this video from Stanford. She says that because the output of sigmoid is always positive, that ...

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