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Old 04-07-2012, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: Impact of Alpha on PLA Converging

Originally Posted by tcristo View Post
Two of the questions (7 & 9) ask how many iterations it takes for the PLA to converge. I would expect this to be a function of both the size of N that was mandated as well as the alpha (learning rate) that is selected. Is this not correct?
The PLA rule we use does not have a learning rate (or has a learning rate of 1 if you will). The size N indeed affects the number of iterations, and the homework questions specify particular values for N.
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