Introduction: Every dataset has two type of variables Continuous(Numerical) and Categorical. Regression based algorithms use continuous and categorical features to build the models. You can’t fit categorical variables into a regression equation in their raw form in most of the ML Libraries. If it is not included in the modeling, then you do not get an accurate model. It’s crucial to learn the methods of dealing with such variables. There are many machine learning libraries that deal with categorical variables in various ways. Approach on how to transform and use those efficiently in model training, varies based on multiple conditions, including the algorithm being used, as well as the relation between the response variable and the categorical variable(s). Here I take the opportunity to demonstrate the various methods prevalent and incorporated in the popular Machine Learning Library in Spark, i.e.Mllib for handling categorical variables. Continue reading
Develop an Android Library – Part 1
What is a Library?
What does a “library” mean in programming world?
“ A library is a precompiled code and resources that can be used in other projects easily “
In Android, mainly two types of libraries are used: JAR and AAR. Continue reading
Development tools for Bluetooth Smart Applications – nRF5 SDK from Nordic
This is first of the series of blogs where we will be covering some of common development tools used for Bluetooth smart applications. In this part, I will be describing the popular Bluetooth LE SDK from Nordic.
A brief Introduction – Bluetooth LE
Bluetooth SIG announced the formal adoption of Bluetooth® Core Specification version 4.0 in 2011 which included the hallmark Bluetooth Smart (low energy) Feature. Continue reading