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Old 02-22-2013, 10:16 PM
Anne Paulson Anne Paulson is offline
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Default Re: Odd results using LibSVM on Prob 8

I'm getting pretty poor results from qp() in Octave: so far it has classified my points correctly, but frequently the line is in the wrong place, so that it is not equally far from the support points. I found from discussion by the previous class that this is a known problem with the Octave implementation, and there is a trick (which I haven't tried yet) to make Octave perform better.

So it wouldn't surprise me if other languages also were giving so-so results, and that this is a problem that has nothing to do with student bugs. On the other hand, lots of people have bugs in their code...
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