Hands-On Reinforcement Learning with R: Get up to speed with building self-learning systems using R 3.x

Implement key reinforcement learning algorithms and techniques using different R packages such as the Markov chain, MDP toolbox, contextual, and OpenAI GymKey FeaturesExplore the design principles of reinforcement learning and deep reinforcement learning modelsUse dynamic programming to solve design issues related to building a self-learning systemLearn how to systematically implement reinforcement learning algorithmsBook DescriptionReinforcement learning (RL) is an integral part of machine learning (ML), and is used to train algorithms. With this book, you'll learn how to implement reinforcement learning with R, exploring practical examples such as using tabular Q-learning to control robots.You'll begin by learning the basic RL concepts, covering the agent-environment interface, Markov Decision Processes (MDPs), and policy gradient methods. You'll then use R's libraries to develop a model based on Markov chains. You will also learn how to solve a multi-armed bandit problem using various R packages. By applying dynamic programming and Monte Carlo methods, you will also find the best policy to make predictions. As you progress, you'll use Temporal Difference (TD) learning for vehicle routing problem applications. Gradually, you'll apply the concepts you've learned to real-world problems, including fraud detection in finance, and TD learning for planning activities in the healthcare sector. You'll explore deep reinforcement learning using Keras, which uses the power of neural networks to increase RL's potential. Finally, you'll discover the scope of RL and explore the challenges in building and deploying machine learning models.By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with RL and have the skills you need to efficiently implement it with R.What you will learnUnderstand how to use MDP to manage complex scenariosSolve classic reinforcement learning problems such as the multi-armed bandit modelUse dynamic programming for optimal policy searchingAdopt Monte Carlo methods for predictionApply TD learning to search for the best pathUse tabular Q-learning to control robotsHandle environments using the OpenAI library to simulate real-world applicationsDevelop deep Q-learning algorithms to improve model performanceWho this book is forThis book is for anyone who wants to learn about reinforcement learning with R from scratch. A solid understanding of R and basic knowledge of machine learning are necessary to grasp the topics covered in the book. Table of ContentsOverview of Reinforcement Learning with RBuilding Blocks of Reinforcement LearningMarkov Decision Processes in ActionMulti-Armed Bandit ModelsDynamic programming for Optimal PoliciesMonte-Carlo Methods for PredictionTemporal Difference LearningReinforcement Learning in Game ApplicationsMAB for Financial EngineeringTD learning in HealthCareExploring Deep Reinforcement Learning methodsDeep Q learning Using KerasWhats Next?

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Book Title: Hands-On Reinforcement Learning with R: Get up to speed with building self-learning systems using R 3.x

Book Author: Giuseppe Ciaburro

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