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Matrix Operations in NumPy vs. Matlab

If your first foray into Machine Learning was with Andrew Ng’s popular Coursera course (which is where I started back in 2012!), then you learned the fundamentals of Machine Learning using example code in “Octave” (the open-source version of Matlab). Octave is great for expressing linear algebra operations cleanly, and (as I hear it) for being easier for non-programmers to get going with.