Chollet's book "Deep Learning with Python"


#1

I have read a substantial part of Francois Chollet’s book Deep Learning with Python, here:

Honestly, you won’t find much new material if you have already followed both part 1 and 2 of our beloved course, but I found it a very useful read to refresh and revise concepts and ideas. It is very applied and code-rich, obviously on Francois’ Keras…

It is currently in “early access” mode, the hardcopy is expected for this fall I think.
Anyone else has read it too?

ps: I used the discount code “deeplearning” (found it on google…) and got a 42% discount, so in total it costs ~23$.


#2

Thanks for the discount code! Just ordered my copy.


(Paul Hewitt) #3

I didn’t know there was a discount, but I bought it anyway. So far, it is an excellent book. He really explains the concepts very well. Highly recommended.


#4

I read the book last week, and can say this is an excellent companion text to fast.ai; it covers pretty much exactly the same material as jeremy’s courses, and can serve as a reference and handy collection of code snippets.

Some things not contained in the book: Wasserstein GAN, collaborative filtering, and pytorch (for obvious reasons).


#5

I read it as well and thought it was great. If you told me it was written specifically for fast.ai I would believe you. Some cool tricks that it mentioned that weren’t in part 1:

  1. Callbacks- things like automatically reducing the lr on plateau solve a lot of problems. Also access to tensorboard, early stopping, and automatic is really great.

  2. GANs- were implemented in keras too, which was cool because most tutorials I see are in a more granular language.

  3. Different Tools- hyperopt and arxiv-sanity are a few that come to mind


(Ricardo Alanis) #6

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Edit: Just realized how old this thread is, but Hope it helps :slight_smile:


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