## Machine Learning

March 31, 2014 Leave a comment

The most difficult part for me was the code required to compute the partial derivatives.

Eventually using **Octave** I was able to vectorize the code and compress into a line.

Several years of Java programming experience didn’t prepare me for this type of code dealing with matrix transpositions and calculations.

Cost function I was asked to minimize is

Plots showing the result of computing the gradient descent

### 3D Plot

### Contour Plot

I also learnt single and multi-variate Linear Regression which will help me with my Capacity Planning calculations.