Given at the PyData NYC 2013 conference (http://vimeo.com/79517341), and will be given at PyTennessee 2014.
Scikit-learn is one of the most well-known machine learning Python modules in existence. But how does it work, and what, for that matter, is machine learning? For those with programming experience but who are new to machine learning, this talk gives a beginner-level overview of how machine learning can be useful, important machine learning concepts, and how to implement them with scikit-learn. We’ll use real world data to look at supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms and why scikit-learn is useful for performing these tasks.