Thread: Languages used
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:52 PM
Haowen Haowen is offline
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Default Re: Languages used

Now that I have completed the course (03/2013) I can say that R can be used quite nicely to solve all the homeworks.

One word of advice I'd like to give future students when using packages to solve homeworks is that if you don't know exactly what the package is doing then you should consider using a lower level function call or package - you'll get more accurate answers and learn more in the practice as well. For example, I generally got fewer errors using the QP function of kernlab to solve my SVMs than if I used the svm function itself; and at one point I got greedy and used a built-in cross-validation mechanism instead of implementing one myself and totally bombed out on several questions in the homework.
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