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7 again with respect to w0 results in δ2 L δw12 = δ2 L δw02 = N 2 N x2n n=1 2. 9) Both of these quantities must be positive. This tells us that there will be only one turning point and it will correspond to a minimum of the loss. This process has supplied us with an expression for the value of w0 – the value of w0 that minimises the loss. This expression depends on w1 implying that, for any particular w1 , we know the best w0 . 6 and rearranging, we obtain an expression that only includes w1 terms: ∂L ∂w1 = = = w1 w1 w1 2 N 2 N 2 N N x2n + n=1 N x2n + n=1 N x2n n=1 2 N 2 N 2 + t¯ N N xn (w0 − tn ) n=1 N xn (t¯ − w1 x ¯ − tn ) n=1 N xn − w1 x ¯ n=1 1 N xn N x2n − n=1 N n=1 We can simplify this expression by using x ¯ = (1/N ) together w1 terms: ∂L = 2w1 ∂w1 N 2 N −x ¯x ¯ + 2t¯x ¯−2 n=1 N 2 N xn tn .

N observations, each of which consists of a year xn and a time in seconds tn . 4) and we have decided that we will use the least squares loss function to choose suitable values of w0 and w1 . Substituting the linear model into the expression for average loss and multiplying out the brackets results in L = = = = = 1 N 1 N 1 N 1 N 1 N N Ln (tn , f (xn ; w0 , w1 )) n=1 N (tn − f (xn ; w0 , w1 ))2 n=1 N (tn − (w0 + w1 xn ))2 n=1 N (w12 x2n + 2w1 xn w0 − 2w1 xn tn + w02 − 2w0 tn + t2n ) n=1 N (w12 x2n + 2w1 xn (w0 − tn ) + w02 − 2w0 tn + t2n ).

5 1940 1960 Year 1980 2000 Women’s Olympic 100 m data with a linear model that minimises the squared loss. 2 Summary In the previous sections we have seen how we can fit a simple linear model to a small dataset and use the resulting model to make predictions. We have also described some of the limitations of making predictions in this way and we will introduce alternative techniques that overcome these limitations in later chapters. Up to this point, our attributes (xn ) have been individual numbers.