# Questions tagged [linear-algebra]

For questions about the use/aspects/implementation/intuition/mathematical proofs of various Linear Algebra methods used in Machine Learning and AI algorithms.

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### How to interpret the variance calculation in a Guassian process

I answered another question here about the mean prediction of a GP, but I have a hard time coming up with an intuitive explanation of the variance prediction of a GP. Thew specific equation that I am ...
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### Is the 3d convolution associative given that it can be represented as matrix multiplication?

I'm trying to understand if a 3D convolution of the sort performed in a convolutional layer of a CNN is associative. Specifically, is the following true:  X \otimes(W \cdot Q)=(X \otimes W) \cdot Q, ...
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### How to find distance between 2 points when dimensions are all of different nature?

I have a dataset with four features: the x coordinate the y coordinate the velocity magnitude angle Now, I want to measure the distance between two points in the dataset, taking into account the ...
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### Human intuition behind SVD in case of recommendation system

This does not answer my question. I struggled very hard to understand the SVD from a linear-algebra point of view. But in some cases I failed to connect the dots. So, I started to see all the ...
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### What do we mean by 'principal angle between subspaces'?

I came across the term 'principal angle between subspaces' as a tool for comparing objects in images. All material that I found on the internet seems to deal with this idea in a highly mathematical ...
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### Simplifying Log Loss

I am reading through a paper (https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/0891201053630273) where they describe logloss as a ranking function and can be simplified to the margin of the training ...