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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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Input for LSTM for financial time series directional prediction

I'm working on using an LSTM to predict the direction of the market for the next day. My question concerns the input for the LSTM. My data is a financial time series $x_1 \ldots x_t$ where each $x_i$...
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Forecasting Multiple (few hundreds) uni-variate time series with inflated zeros

Hello Practitioners, Being a newbie seeking help to gain experience in Data Science. Lets take a scenario where a big company wants to forecast its sales (a specific product) across different stores ...
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Loss Function for Probability Regression

I'm trying to predict a probability with a neural network, but having trouble figuring out which loss function is best. Cross entropy was my first thought, but other resources always talk about it in ...
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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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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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Keras - Implementation of custom loss function with multiple outputs

I am trying to replicate (a way smaller version) of the AlphaGo Zero system. However, in the network model, I am having a problem. The loss function I am supposed to implement is the following: $$l = ...
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When is the sum of models the model of the sum?

The response variable in a regression problem, $Y$, is modeled using a data matrix $X$. In notation, this means: $Y$ ~ $X$ However, $Y$ can be separated out into different components that can be ...
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How to implement hierarchical labeling classification?

I am currently working on the task of eCommerce product name classification, so I have categories and subcategories in product data. I noticed that using subcategories as labels delivers worse results ...
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Why is my Keras model not learning image segmentation?

Edit: as is turns out, not even the model's initial creator could successfully fine-tune it. This is most likely a problem of implementation, or possibly related to the non-intuitive way in which the ...
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Training stateful LSTM with different number of sequences

I'm using a stateful LSTM for stock market analysis, and I have varying amounts of data for each stock, ranging from 20 years to just a few weeks (i.e. for newly listed stocks). I use 3 years of data ...
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Chi-square as evaluation metrics for nonlinear machine learning regression models

I am using machine learning models to predict an ordinal variable (values: 1,2,3,4, and 5) using 7 different features. I posed this as a regression problem, so the final outputs of a model are ...
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Python : Feature Matching + Homography to find Multiple Objects

I'm trying to use OpenCV via Python to find multiple objects in a train image and match it with the key points detected from a query image. For my case, I'm trying to detect the tennis courts in the ...
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Visualizing 28 different variables with 28 different colors?

ColorBrewer seems to be very useful in selecting a color pallet to represent factors that have up to 12 possible values. I have 28. Is it a horrible idea to represent 28 variables with color? If so,...

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