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The Raptor Blog

The Raptor Blog

At Raptor DMT we aim to bring some of the most comprehensive yet intuitive tools to the world of SEO and online marketing. In this blog, we will serve up useful insights for the world of SEO and also include some of the more technical details of the software and server side of web applications.

Adaptive sampling to optimise an unknown function

By David English: 19th Sep 2017

Finding insights in complex data often requires searching for the maximum of a value that depends on lots of parameters and variables. In simple one-dimensional cases this can be handled with standard optimisation routines. However, when either the number of variables or the costs of sampling the data becomes very large, smarter sampling routines need to be used. This post shows one such method for using an algorithm developed by Remi Munos, a researcher at Google's Deepmind.