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TensorFlow For Dummies

TensorFlow For Dummies

Matthew Scarpino

ISBN: 978-1-119-46621-5

Apr 2018

360 pages

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Become a machine learning pro! 

Google TensorFlow has become the darling of financial firms and research organizations, but the technology can be intimidating and the learning curve is steep. Luckily, TensorFlow For Dummies is here to offer you a friendly, easy-to-follow book on the subject. Inside, you’ll find out how to write applications with TensorFlow, while also grasping the concepts underlying machine learning—all without ever losing your cool!

Machine learning has become ubiquitous in modern society, and its applications include language translation, robotics, handwriting analysis, financial prediction, and image recognition. TensorFlow is Google's preeminent toolset for machine learning, and this hands-on guide makes it easy to understand, even for those without a background in artificial intelligence. 

  • Install TensorFlow on your computer
  • Learn the fundamentals of statistical regression and neural networks
  • Visualize the machine learning process with TensorBoard
  • Perform image recognition with convolutional neural networks (CNNs)
  • Analyze sequential data with recurrent neural networks (RNNs)
  • Execute TensorFlow on mobile devices and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

If you’re a manager or software developer looking to use TensorFlow for machine learning, this is the book you’ll want to have close by.

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1Many InstancesErrata in text
Chapter 1 at several places in the text and in the picture with the timeline:

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Chapter 3, P 39 at the top of the book in the table:

Currently Reads: Returns elements of the first tensor raised to the power of the elements of the second vector

Should Read: Returns elements of the first tensor raised to the power of the elements of the second tensor

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Chapter 4, P 52 above in the first paragraph there are two references to other chapters. The sentence with the second reference to Chapter 10 should be Chapter 11.

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Chapter 4 P 63, at the very bottom of the last line of the program example a closing parenthesis is missing. Please include it.

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The third last paragraph currently reads:
An RGB image has three channels, so its tensor will have three channels.

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An RGB image has three channels, so its tensor will have three matrices.

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Please change the given pool_size value in the second paragraph from [2, 2] to [3, 2].

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Chapter 8 P 167, Error in the table.

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Chapter 9 P 184,In table 9-1:

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seven properties

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The last paragraph should be moved to the end of the gray box at the top of the page.

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Chapter 10 P 211, Table 10-4:

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five routines

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four routines