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0 0 . . aDD 0 0 . . 9) is simply another identity matrix: I−1 = I. 15. 9). 10) and is denoted by (XT X)−1 . 15) with (XT X)−1 , we obtain Iw = (XT X)−1 XT t. As Iw = w (from the definition of the identity matrix), we are left with a matrix equation for w, the value of w that minimises the loss: w = (XT X)−1 XT t. 16) Example We can check that our matrix equation is doing exactly the same as the scalar equations we got previously by multiplying it out. In two dimensions, XT X = N 2 n=1 xn0 N n=1 xn1 xn0 N n=1 xn0 xn1 N 2 n=1 xn1 Using x ¯ to denote averages, this can be rewritten as XT X = N x20 x1 x0 x0 x1 x21 .

In fact, increasing the polynomial order will always result in a model that gets closer to the training data. Secondly, the predictions (shown by the dashed line) do not look sensible, particularly outside the range of the observed data. We are not restricted to polynomial functions. We are free to define any set of K functions of x, hk (x): h1 (x1 ) h2 (x1 ) · · · hK (x1 ) h1 (x2 ) h2 (x2 ) · · · hK (x2 ) X= .. .. . ··· . h1 (xN ) h2 (xN ) · · · hK (xN ) which can be anything that we feel may be appropriate for the data available.

Unfortunately, beyond a certain point, the quality of the predictions can deteriorate rapidly. Determining the optimal model complexity such that it is able to generalise well without over-fitting is very challenging. 9. 1 Validation data One common way to overcome this problem is to use a second dataset, often referred to as a validation set. It is so called as it is used to validate the predictive performance of our model. The validation data could be provided separately or we could 32 A First Course in Machine Learning create it by removing some data from the original training set.