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Principles of Machine Learning: R Edition

Microsoft via edX

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Machine learning uses computers to run predictive models that learn from existing data in order to forecast future behaviors, outcomes, and trends.

In this data science course, you will be given clear explanations of machine learning theory combined with practical scenarios and hands-on experience building, validating, and deploying machine learning models. You will learn how to build and derive insights from these models using R, and Azure Notebooks.

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Note: These courses will retire in June. Please enroll only if you are able to finish your coursework in time.


  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Exploring Data
  • Data Preparation and Cleaning
  • Getting Started with Supervised Learning
  • Improving Model Performance
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Unsupervised Learning

Note: This syllabus is preliminary and subject to change.

Taught by

Graeme Malcolm, Steve Elston, Cynthia Rudin and Jonathan Sanito


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  • It took me about 11h to complete the course. I do not recommend it. The list of subjects is great, but the course does not offer interesting materials, the concepts are not properly explained and there is also no practice (a lot of pre-written code used by authors, no writing code expected by you). There are a lot of better intros to R available around the Intetnet.

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