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Practical Machine Learning

At Pragmatic Institute, we have data courses for every level of expertise, but knowing where to start can be difficult to figure out.

This self assessment will help you determine if Practical Machine Learning is the best fit for you. If you get at least six of the questions below correct, then this class is for you. If you don’t, no worries. You’ll simply want to start with Essential Data Tools

Question 1

In Python, what is returned when evaluating [n for n in range(10) if n % 2 == 1]?

Question 2

In Python, if x = numpy.array([30, 45]), what does x.sum() return?

Question 3

How would you cast the string variable a that is equal to “2” into the integer 2?

Question 4

If you have a Python dictionary dict = {‘banana’: 5, ‘apple’: 2}, how do you access the value associated with key ‘apple’?

Question 5

If you have a Python list mylist = [1,2,3,4], how do you print the first element?

Question 6

Let the following be the definition of function myfunc. What does myfunc([3,5,1,6], 4) return?

def myfunc(input_l, th):
             if len(input_l) >= th:
                         return True
                         return False

Question 7

In Python, what kind of error is returned by the following code? (e.g. NameError, ValueError, IOError, etc.)"

d = {‘a’: 2, ‘b’: 4}

Question 8

What is the value of mylist after the following Python code is executed?

class MyListClass(object):
           def __init__(self, n):
                      self.n = n

def make_list(self, a = 5):
           return [a]*self.n

mylistobject = MyListClass(3)
mylist = mylistobject.make_list(2)

Basic Calculus and Linear Algebra

Basic calculus and basic linear algebra also play a big part in this course. Here are a couple of sample questions so you can get a feel for the level of math you can expect in this course. 

Sample 1
Let f(z) = 2z² — 5. Let z = 2. What is f(z)?

Sample 2
What is the value of x where function f(x) =  — x + 3 has a minimum?

Sample 3
What is the matrix product of

Sample 4
What is Wx + b, where


Assessment Answers:

Question 1: [1, 3, 5, 7, 9]

Question 2: 75

Question 3: int(a)

Question 4: dict[‘apple’]

Question 5: print(mylist[0])

Question 6: True

Question 7: KeyError

Question 8: [2, 2, 2]

Now that you know you've got the stuff, attend Advanced Machine Learning