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By Simon Rogers
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Using the squared loss, we derived exact expressions for the values of the model parameters that minimised the loss and therefore corresponded to the best function. Finally, we applied this technique to two different datasets. We shall now see how we can use the model to make predictions. 2 MAKING PREDICTIONS Now that we have a model relating the Olympic year to the winning 100 m sprint time, we can use it to predict the winning time for a year that we have not yet observed. For example, to predict the winning times at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, t2012 and t2016 , we plug x = 2012 and x = 2016 into our formula.
14. Each block takes its turn as a validation set for a training set comprised of the other K − 1 blocks. Averaging over the resulting K loss values gives us our final loss value. 5 9 1880 8th order 1900 1920 1940 1960 Year 1st order 1980 2000 2020 Generalisation ability of first-, fourth- and eighth-order polynomials on Olympic men’s 100 m data. 13 N − 1 objects. This particular form of cross-validation is given the name Leave-OneOut Cross-Validation (LOOCV). 19) n=1 where w−n is the estimate of the parameters without the nth training example.
We shall now see how we can use the model to make predictions. 2 MAKING PREDICTIONS Now that we have a model relating the Olympic year to the winning 100 m sprint time, we can use it to predict the winning time for a year that we have not yet observed. For example, to predict the winning times at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, t2012 and t2016 , we plug x = 2012 and x = 2016 into our formula. 5 1980 t 2016 1985 1990 1995 2000 x 2005 2010 2015 2020 2025 Zoomed in plot of the winning time in the Olympic men’s 100 m sprint from 1980 showing predictions for both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
A first course in machine learning by Simon Rogers