Tuesday, April 7, 2015

nolearn and lasagne tutorial

This short notebook is meant to help you getting started with nolearn and lasagne in order to train a neural net and make a submission to the Otto Group Product Classification Challenge.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

An Intuitive Explanation of Bayes' Theorem

This is a great introduction to Bayes' Theorem and strong evidence that a large majority of medical doctors are not scientists.

About 85% of doctors get this problem wrong!

1% of women at age forty who participate in routine screening have breast cancer.  80% of women with breast cancer will get positive mammographies.  9.6% of women without breast cancer will also get positive mammographies.  A woman in this age group had a positive mammography in a routine screening.  What is the probability that she actually has breast cancer?