LFD Book Forum exercise 1, ballpark rule?

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05-04-2013, 11:36 AM
 Dorian Member Join Date: Apr 2013 Posts: 11
exercise 1, ballpark rule?

The homework exercises usually teach one some lesson. Is exercise 1 an illustration of the ballpark rule about the VC dimension and the number of training examples?
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05-04-2013, 12:33 PM
 yaser Caltech Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: Pasadena, California, USA Posts: 1,477
Re: exercise 1, ballpark rule?

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 Originally Posted by Dorian The homework exercises usually teach one some lesson. Is exercise 1 an illustration of the ballpark rule about the VC dimension and the number of training examples?
Sometimes analytic formulas are better understood when you substitute concrete numerical values to get a feel for what they are saying in practical terms, so this can be considered the lesson here.
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05-04-2013, 02:59 PM
 Dorian Member Join Date: Apr 2013 Posts: 11
Re: exercise 1, ballpark rule?

Thanks! Btw, the homework in this course is great and I learned from it both when I solved it and when I did wrong

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