A tutorial on statistical-learning for scientific data processing¶
Machine learning is a technique with a growing importance, as the size of the datasets experimental sciences are facing is rapidly growing. Problems it tackles range from building a prediction function linking different observations, to classifying observations, or learning the structure in an unlabeled dataset.
This tutorial will explore statistical learning, the use of machine learning techniques with the goal of statistical inference: drawing conclusions on the data at hand.
- Statistical learning: the setting and the estimator object in scikit-learn
- Supervised learning: predicting an output variable from high-dimensional observations
- Model selection: choosing estimators and their parameters
- Unsupervised learning: seeking representations of the data
- Putting it all together