## Keras and Tensorflow Basics in Python – Part II

Another simple example of utilizing Keras to predict a multi-classification problem. Details in the Jupyter notebook below.
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## Keras and Tensorflow Basics in Python – Part II

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## Keras and Tensorflow Pt II – Regression Example

## Keras and Tensorflow Basics in Python – Simple Example

Another simple example of utilizing Keras to predict a multi-classification problem. Details in the Jupyter notebook below.
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This is a good simple example of a classification problem utilizing Keras and Tensorflow. In addition, I'm utilizing early stopping in an attempt to avoid overfitting in the model. You'll notice this take effect as the model stops training well before the 600 set epochs.
Keras / Tensorflow Classification - ExampleHere we're going to attempt to utilize Keras/Tensorflow to predict the whether or not an individual has cancer.
The data being used can be seen on my github below:
https://github.com/kaledev/PythonSnippets/blob/master/Datasets/Keras/cancer_classification.csv
Data Imports and EDA
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import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import seaborn as sns
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df = pd.read_csv('DATA/cancer_classification.csv')
Here we can see the dataset is fairly well balanced in terms of classification of the labels, if the dataset was unbalanced then we might see issues with overfitting.
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sns.countplot(x='benign_0__mal_1',data=df)
Out[3]:
<AxesSubplot:xlabel='benign_0__mal_1', ylabel='count'>
Create Models and Predict
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#Set X/y
X = df.drop('benign_0__mal_1', axis=1).values
y = df['benign_0__mal_1'].values
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from sklearn.model_selection import train_test_split
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X_train, X_test, y_train, y_test = train_test_split(X, y, test_size=0.25, random_state=42)
We need to scale the data so all features are in sync
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from sklearn.preprocessing import MinMaxScaler
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scaler = MinMaxScaler()
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X_train =...

This seems to be a very confusing subject for most, and I've had difficulty while learning how to setup Keras NN models as the addition/subtraction of layers and neurons creates vastly different outcomes in model. Normally I wouldn't just link out to others, but there is a very well written synopsis found on StackExchange below that lays it out in a very simple fashion. Very brief summary:
Input (first) layer: Neurons = Number of features in the datasetHidden layer(s): Neurons = Somewhere between 1 and the amount in the input later (take the mean); Number of hidden layers: 1 works for *most* applications, maybe none.Output (last) layer: exactly 1 unless it's a classification problem and you utilize the softmax activation, in which case the number equals the number of classes you are predicting
https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/181/how-to-choose-the-number-of-hidden-layers-and-nodes-in-a-feedforward-neural-netw
Meaning in the case of a dataset with 20 features:
#Example Keras Binary Classification model
model = Sequential()
model.add(Dense(20, activation='relu'))
model.add(Dense(10, activation='relu'))
model.add(Dense(1, activation='sigmoid'))
model.compile(loss='binary_crossentropy',optimizer='adam')
#Example Keras Multi-Class model
model = Sequential()
model.add(Dense(20, activation='relu'))
model.add(Dense(10, activation='relu'))
model.add(Dense(3, activation='softmax')) #If I...

This is a more complex example of Keras, utilizing Regression. This utilizes a good sized dataset from Kaggle, but does contain a little bit of data cleansing before we can build out the model. Unfortunately the model we end up building isn't perfect and requires more tuning or some final dataset alterations, but it's a good example none the less. More information below.
Keras / Tensorflow Regression - ExampleHere we're going to attempt to utilize Keras/Tensorflow to predict the price of homes based upon a set of features.
The data being used comes from Kaggle:
https://www.kaggle.com/harlfoxem/housesalesprediction
Imports
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import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import seaborn as sns
Data Exploration and Cleansing
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df = pd.read_csv('DATA/kc_house_data.csv')
Since we're going to predict prices, we can do a quick distribution. We can see the vast majority sit around 500k, and we have some outliers all the way out to 7m+ (but very few).
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plt.figure(figsize=(15,6))
sns.distplot(df['price'])
Out[3]:
<AxesSubplot:xlabel='price'>
One thing we may want to do is get rid of these outliers (at least to an...

Below is a small example showing how to utilize Keras/Tensorflow 2.0 to predict a value utilizing a small dataset. More explanations to follow in the Jupyter notebook below...
Keras / Tensorflow Basics - A Simple ExampleThe dataset utilized here is fake, for the sake of example use only. It contains a price and two "features". We're assuming the dataset is a price listing of gemstones, and based on the features we can predict what the price of a new gemstone added to the list may be.
The data can be found here.
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#Imports
import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
import seaborn as sns
Data
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df = pd.read_csv('Keras/fake_reg.csv')
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df.head()
Out[3]:
price
feature1
feature2
0
461.527929
999.787558
999.766096
1
548.130011
998.861615
1001.042403
2
410.297162
1000.070267
998.844015
3
540.382220
999.952251
1000.440940
4
546.024553
1000.446011
1000.338531
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sns.pairplot(df)
Out[4]:
<seaborn.axisgrid.PairGrid at 0x18188b92e48>
This is a very simply dataset, but the pairplot can show us how the two features may correlate to pricing.
Training the Model
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from sklearn.model_selection import train_test_split
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#We need .values because it's best to pass in numpy arrays due to how tensorflow works
X = df[['feature1', 'feature2']].values
y = df['price'].values
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#Split into test/train
X_train, X_test, y_train, y_test = train_test_split(X, y, test_size=0.3, random_state=42)
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#Scale data to be...