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[optTheta, functionVal, exitFlag] = fminunc(@costFunction, initialTheta, options);
So, I learned today that Octave supports passing functions to another function as arguments.
This is particularly helpful to build resuable, extensible cost functions and theta-determining algorithms.
Simply prefix your function name with the at sign in the list of arguments like so:
I think this makes it easier to translate what I learn to a more modern, performant language. I’m looking forward to tranlating what I learn in this class to something like TensorFlow, scikit-learn, or Apache Spark MLlib.