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From Suneel Marthi <>
Subject Re: Logistic Regression cost function
Date Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:27:57 GMT
Mahout's impl is based off of Leon Bottou's paper on this subject.  I don't gave the link handy
but it's referenced in the code or try google search

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> On Jan 13, 2014, at 7:14 AM, Frank Scholten <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I followed the Coursera Machine Learning course quite a while ago and I am
> trying to find out how Mahout implements the Logistic Regression cost
> function in the code surrounding AbstractOnlineLogisticRegression.
> I am looking at the train method in AbstractOnlineLogisticRegression and I
> see online gradient descent step where the beta matrix is updated but to me
> its unclear how matches with the cost function described at:
> Perhaps Mahout uses an optimized approach for that does not directly map
> into the formula at that link?
> Cheers,
> Frank

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