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Old 04-14-2013, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Hard to understand what is wanted in HW2, Q6

Originally Posted by jtsengcr View Post
Are you sure? My thought for question 5 and 6 was:

1. Generate target function f(x1, x2) only once.
2. Generate a large data set D (x1, x2, y) where y = f(x1, x2).
When you do this, the results will depend on which target function you have. By generating a random target function every time, you take out that dependency. Of course you can be lucky in the above scenario and get a target function that is typical rather than odd, so you end up with the same answer.
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