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Originally Posted by jhmiller@tricity.wsu.edu
How is values of Eout calculated in tables on page 121 that relate to Figure 4.1?
For the table referring to Figure 4.1a, I can see using the formula in Exercise 3.4e on page 88 if the value of sigma were known since d can be inferred from the degree of polynomial fit. I don't see that formula applying to values in the table that relate to Figure 4.1b because sigma is zero.
I can see using the formula for Eout in Exercise 3.4e on page 88 in Exercise 4.2 on page 123. Is this correct?

Each part of Figure 4.1 illustrates a specific target and a specific training set. The value of
in the table is calculated directly as the meansquared error between this specific
and the
that resulted from fitting the training data shown. Later, we compute averages over targets and training sets in the more elaborate overfitting experiment.