Logistic Regression with a Neural Network Mindset

  1. Logistic Regression
  2. Approaching Logistic Regression with Neural Network mindset

Logistic Regression

Logistic Regression is an algorithm for binary classification. In a binary classification problem the input (X) will be a feature vector of 1-D dimension and the output (Y) label will be a 1 or 0


Derivative or Slope

Before understanding the gradient descent, lets try to understand what an derivative is.

Gradient Descent

Gradient ascent and descent are very simple first-order optimization algorithms based on the derivative of an optimization function. We use gradient ascent and descent to find the local minimum/maximum of a function.


Approaching Logistic Regression with Neural Network mindset

In this exercise, you will build a Logistic Regression, using a Neural Network mindset. The following Figure explains why Logistic Regression is actually a very simple Neural Network!

  1. Initialize the model’s parameters W and B
  2. Loop: Forward and Backward propagation
  • Calculate current loss (forward propagation) L
  • Calculate current gradient (backward propagation) J
  • Update parameters (gradient descent) θ
W -- initialized vector of shape (dim, 1)
B -- initialized scalar (corresponds to the bias)
# compute cost (Forward Propagation)
cost = -(1/m) * np.sum(Y.T * np.log(A) + (1 - Y.T) * (np.log(1-A)) )
#where A is the sigmoid Activation ,A = sigmoid(np.dot(X.T,w) + b)#Gradients of loss with respect to W and B:(Backward Propagation)dw = (1/m) * np.dot(X,(A-Y.T))db = (1/m) * np.sum(A-Y.T)
W = W- learning_rate * dw
B = B- learning_rate * db


Logistic Regression is a simple Neural Network. The main objective of a Logistic regression algorithm is to find the updated parameters by minimizing the cost function J, where cost function J measures how well you’re doing an entire training set.



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