LFD Book Forum Do we need "b" in HW7.8?

#1
05-20-2012, 01:34 PM
 kurts Invited Guest Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: Portland, OR Posts: 70
Do we need "b" in HW7.8?

Quadratic programming gives us alpha, which we use to calculate w, and we can use alpha to see how many support vectors there are, but is there any reason to calculate b?
#2
05-20-2012, 01:47 PM
 lucag Member Join Date: Apr 2012 Posts: 44
Re: Do we need "b" in HW7.8?

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 Originally Posted by kurts Quadratic programming gives us alpha, which we use to calculate w, and we can use alpha to see how many support vectors there are, but is there any reason to calculate b?
b is another name for ... I made the same mistake
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05-20-2012, 02:39 PM
 kurts Invited Guest Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: Portland, OR Posts: 70
Re: Do we need "b" in HW7.8?

Thanks!

I forgot that this was discussed in the lecture as the second technicality on slide 20.

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