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Hands-On Reinforcement Learning with R


Reinforcement 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.

  • Understand how to use MDP to manage complex scenarios
  • Solve classic reinforcement learning problems such as the multi-armed bandit model
  • Use dynamic programming for optimal policy searching
  • Adopt Monte Carlo methods for prediction
  • Apply TD learning to search for the best path
  • Use tabular Q-learning to control robots
  • Handle environments using the OpenAI library to simulate real-world applications
  • Develop deep Q-learning algorithms to improve model performance

Hands-On Reinforcement Learning with R

Keras Reinforcement Learning Projects

9 projects exploring popular reinforcement learning techniques to build self-learning agents

Reinforcement learning has evolved a lot in the last couple of years and proven to be a successful technique in building smart and intelligent AI networks. Keras Reinforcement Learning Projects installs human-level performance into your applications using algorithms and techniques of reinforcement learning, coupled with Keras, a faster experimental library. In the following the link at the book:


The book begins with getting you up and running with the concepts of reinforcement learning using Keras. You’ll learn how to simulate a random walk using Markov chains and select the best portfolio using dynamic programming (DP) and Python. You’ll also explore projects such as forecasting stock prices using Monte Carlo methods, delivering vehicle routing application using Temporal Distance (TD) learning algorithms, and balancing a Rotating Mechanical System using Markov decision processes.

Once you’ve understood the basics, you’ll move on to Modeling of a Segway, running a robot control system using deep reinforcement learning, and building a handwritten digit recognition model in Python using an image dataset. Finally, you’ll excel in playing the board game Go with the help of Q-Learning and reinforcement learning algorithms.

By the end of this book, you’ll not only have developed hands-on training on concepts, algorithms, and techniques of reinforcement learning but also be all set to explore the world of AI.