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Regression with l2 regularization term.


  1. Enter Paracel's home directory
    cd paracel;
  2. Generate training dataset for classification python ./tool/datagen.py -m regression -o training.dat -n 2500 -k 100
  3. Set up link library path:
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=your_paracel_install_path/lib
  4. Create a json file named cfg.json, see example in Parameters section below.
  5. Run (4 workers, local mode in the following example)
    ./prun.py -w 4 -p 2 -c cfg.json -m local your_paracel_install_path/bin/ridge_regression


Default parameters are set in a JSON format file. For example, we create a cfg.json as below(modify your_paracel_install_path):

"training_input" : "training.dat",
"test_input" : "training.dat",
"predict_input" : "training.dat",
"output" : "./ridge_result/",
"update_file" : "your_paracel_install_path/lib/libridge_update.so",
"update_func" : "ridge_theta_update",
"rounds" : 100,
"alpha" : 0.001,
"beta" : 0.01,
"debug" : false
In the configuration file, test_input and predict_input is set to be the same as training_input, you can modify them if you have a test or predict dataset. update_file and update_func stores the information of registry function needed in our implementation of ridge regression. rounds refers to the number of training iterations. alpha refers to the learning rate of the sgd algorithm while beta refers to the regularization parameter.

Data Format


Training data, test data have the same format as below:
feature1,feature2, ...,featurek,val feature1,feature2, ...,featurek,val feature1,feature2, ...,featurek,val ...
Each line represents a sample containing a label value in the last dimension. Predict data format is similar except that it do not contain the label dimension. But you can use the same format as training data, in this case, our program will ignore data in the last dimension.


ridge_theta_0: weight value for each dimension.
pred_v_x : predict result which stores predict label value in the last dimension of each line.


  1. In output files, we append an extra dimension valued 1.0 in the first column.