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I've been using the Azure ML Studio and it is great.

I get the basics of what ML is and what it does. But now I'd like to learn it in more detail - understand the deeper issues, the math behind it, what the different algorithms do and so on.

But I don't know where to go for this. Most of the introductions to ML use Python and TensorFlow. Ideally I'd like to stick to Azure ML Studio but I just can't find anything that tells me about the theory of ML rather than how to use Azure ML Studio.

I'm talking about books or courses - I think ideally a book but either would be fine.

This book might be promising:

Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning 2nd Edition Paperback – 19 Aug 2015
by Valentine Fontama (Author), Roger Barga (Contributor), Wee Hyong Tok (Contributor)

But I'm concerned it doesn't give the background - the reviews seem to indicate this.

Let me know if you have read a good book or completed a good course that explains the math of ML and would be something I could use with the Azure ML Studio.

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Math Formula to determine Network/Host subnet

Let's say I have a subnet , if I need to have 400 Hosts in the network , I can just change the subnet to this can stem from the formula (2^9) -2=510 ,this will be the correct  one that covers 400 Hosts , because if I use (2^8)-2=254  , it will be less than 400
***2^9 means I already have 8 bits for the Host in the /24 and will just borrow 1 bit from the Network portion and will be /23

Sometimes the request is much more complex, for instance when they ask for 1113 hosts, then I will have to use the calculator and start from 2^1 and add  each time 1 to the power to get  closer to the desired number , ex: 2^10,2^11,etc.....

I wonder if there is a formula, like (2^x)-2= "a number close to 1113", and then I will just determine the value of x.

Thank you
Why don’t all the bugs look alike?
What could have done differently so that the two drawings  would look more alike?
Was it hard not to ask questions?


What is the next number in the series : 1,2,4,8 ...
I have a set of points and if I draw them on a paper, I have a diagram like the image in attached file.
I want to find any almost horizontal curve/line in the scattered points, something like another image in the attached files, the image with red diagram.
the result will be like below image:

In fact what I want as output is an array of points that are on the line/curve, or the equation which gives me the y component of the point if I set the x value.

I searched for a Java/Android library or code that does the job but didn't find any. I would appreciate if you let me know about the exact mathematical process or any Java/Android library or class that does the job.

Thanks in advance.
I was thinking of some good biological videos which shows exactly what happens when u eat oily food inside your body.
what happens when one eats chicken/rice/ other common food items.
Any good video or article which has this details.
Although i see many when searched on google..But cannot be sure about the credibility.
Or anything on similar lines if not exactly the above...backed by scientific evidence
Wonder if someone has taken a video of inside of stomach with some instrument to see what happens
Dear experts,

The below url shows the compound interest calculations - discrete and continuous.

In the video between time lines 6.45 minutes - 7.05 minutes, it shows log 2/0.05 = 11.55 yrs

If log 2 to the base 10 gives 0.3010. Then 0.3010/.06 = c5.016. How is the number 11.55 arrived?

Is it considering log 2 to the base 'e'?

then in which cases do we calculate log use base 'e'?

Thank you

Kindly help.
Dear experts

I am reading a book on Derivatives.

In this i have come across continuous compounding of interest rates. The author has applied log in the equation. This is where i am stuck.

Can anyone kindly look at the attached document and point me to a youtube video which will explain these steps.

In the recent past I have raised a question on 'e'. I have got responses. I will be honest i have gone through those videos in detail, yet. I will watch those videos tomorrow.

But any help in the meantime is always welcome.

Thank you
All, I am preparing for MFE (financial engineering). I could not thin of any other forum where i could seek help for clearing my doubts on financial products.

Dear experts, is my below understanding correct?

Is  r>-1  coming from this statement?

&&&1 + r&&&

if 1+r>0, then r>-1

Extract from Stochastic Calculus for Finance 1

We introduce also an interest rate 1^n. One dollar invested in the money

market at time zero will yield 1 + r dollars at time one. Conversely, one dollar

borrowed from the money market at time zero will result in a debt of &&&1 + r&&&

at time one. In particular, the interest rate for borrowing is the same as the

interest rate for investing. It is almost always true that r >= 0, and this is

the case to keep in mind. However, the mathematics we develop requires only

that r > -1.

Kindly guide
Dear experts,

I have been a member in this group for the last 13 years and it has been a amazing journey for me.

Now i have resigned from my job and doing mathematics to pursue Financial Engineering.

I have done CFA but my experience has not been in and around Treasury /Risk management.

Now my question to the experts is, can anyone suggest me a forum where i can post questions on both derivatives (financial products) and math relevant for Financial Engineering.

My observation is this forum has address my math questions till now.

But i am looking for a nich forum. I am happy to join even if it is a paid one.

I want my questions to be answered within reasonable turn-around-time.

Kindly suggest

Thank you
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is it customary to list width before height?

Use Electric shower curtains or just regular shower curtains as an example.  

A followup question will add depth and length.
I just thought a shower curtain was a good example because it is height is clear (and there is no depth).

Dont use a door because there is depth and that would confuse me because there is no such thing as a flat door. But there is a flat shower curtain.
Dear experts,

I am preparing for Financial Engineering.

Can any of the experts recommend a book on Probability theory which will support the understanding required for stochastic calculus.

Thank you

The last 1 year, I've got 7 burnt LED drivers  (4W-24W) from unbranded (made in
China) & one even cause total power trip in the house : url above is one of them.

So far the LED lights are Ok, it's only the drivers.  A contractor recommends
OSRAM.  Would the following driver support all my drivers (that ranges from
4-24W) as it states 2-30W : I plan to replace all of them with reliable one:

Have also seen cases the LED light flickers or dimmed to a quarter of the brightness
& replacing the driver helped always.
A lawyer advised me and my spouse to write separate wills :
as the will is charged at a fee per will, I'm trying to establish if this is a general
practice out there & the reasons for it : if it's one joint will, it will be charged
for one will's fee.

Reason was the lawyer wants to customize it to meet our special-needs
(intellectually disabled who can't live on his own) kid but by making the
wills separate, I'm curious how this helps
Which industries use the "end of period" and "beginning of period" options in the PMT, FV, PV and other financial functions.
When I've taken out a personal loan at the bank, I was never asked "Would you like to pay at the end of the month? or would you like to pay at the beginning of the month?"

Which types of transactions?  Is it non-USA entities?  Is it real estate? Asset-based loans?
Can anyone point to an article, blog post, or video that discusses who uses the last option in these financial functions.
Hello Experts,
This is a math type of question. If I have a set of data for 100 people that falls into four income brackets, but one of the groups is 'No Income Data', what is the method for calculating (projecting) the income bracket for the 15 people with 'No Data' based on the percent/totals of the 3 groups that do have data. For instance, if I have:

 25 people with an income   less than $15,000          (25%)
 50 people with an income   $15,000 - $25,000          (50%)
 10 people with an income   greater than $25,000    (10%)
 15 people with                       no income data             (15%)

Thank you for your help with this.
I'm looking for CISM (Cert Info Security Mgt) exam dumps :
anyone can point me to where to get.

Used to have VMWare & Cisco dumps but can't locate them.
Is there any way to draw the Radius "R4" with only the information supplied
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Without getting side-tracked by arguments of whether 0.9 recurring can ever equal 1, is there an accepted mathematical expression for the difference between 0.9r and 1?
Discuss the contributions to education of the following: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, John Dewey, B.F. Skinner
I am considering whether the starting position for the pattern vis-a-vis the searched text,  (i.e. the LAST CHARACTER of the pattern be aligned) ought to initially coincide with the first appearance of that LAST CHARACTER in the searched Text, *provided that appearance is equal to or more than the length of the Pattern*, since otherwise the index would have occurred too early in the sequence to be valid.

Consider this illustration from the B-M paper :

Search starting alignment
The B-M algo would 'mismatch' the final T from the 'pat' with the F from the 'string', and move the pattern past the F, to align the A with the I. Whereas the first contending T in the pattern and the string is at index 17 in the string, rather than the standing comparison being done at index 7.
Dear experts,

I was looking for a website which will provide/assist me in solving problems covering mathematics courses at high-school level and Undergrad level.

I initially took a one-month subscription of the following website:

In response to one of the earlier questions posted in this forum, I saw references to the following option:

can any of the experts comment on the above two or please guide me to a suitable website/app

Thank you
Dear experts

I am preparing for Financial Engineering/stochastic calculus.

In the high-school level books I am referring to, the 'application of derivatives chapter' covering:

errors and approximations
Geometrical interpretation of the derivative
Lenth of tangent, normal, subtangent and subnormal
Angles between two curves and condition for orthogonality of curves
Derivative as a rate of change
Rolle's Theorem and Lagrange's theorem
Increasing and decreasing function
Global extreme and local extreme value
First derivative test/second derivative
Maxima and minima

I guess the above topics are explained with a view that students will further pursue engineering background.

CAn any of the experts please recommend if there is any book which focuses the application of the derivatives for those pursuing stochastic calculus or financial engineering.

I have purchased the following books and expect its delivery in two weeks time.

1. Solutions Manual - A Linear Algebra Primer for Financial Engineering... $40.00
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4. A Primer For The Mathematics Of Financial Engineering, Second Edition... $54.43

If the  above books covers the application of …
Dear experts,

I am doing the heavy lifting for Financial Engineering. As I am beginner in the Mathematics.
Can anyone please help me understand if the below book is good for gaining good understanding to the extent required for Financial Engineering or Stochastic Calculus? Or will this be an overdose.
I am not sure if this book was recommended to me by some expert here or I happened to collect this information from some external source.

Kindly advice.
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