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Version 11.0, part of Release 2016b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Big Data Algorithms: Perform dimension reduction, descriptive statistics, k-means clustering, linear regression, logistic regression, and discriminant analysis on out-of-memory data
  • Bayesian Optimization: Tune machine learning algorithms by searching for optimal hyperparameters
  • Feature Selection: Use neighborhood component analysis (NCA) to choose features for machine learning models
  • Code Generation: Generate C code for prediction by using SVM and logistic regression models (requires MATLAB Coder)
  • Classification Learner: Train classifiers in parallel (requires Parallel Computing Toolbox)
  • Machine Learning Performance: Speed up Gaussian mixture modeling, SVM with duplicate observations, and distance calculations for sparse data
  • Survival Analysis: Fit Cox proportional hazards models with new options for residuals and handling ties

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 10.2, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Machine Learning for High-Dimensional Data: Perform fast fitting of linear classification and regression models with techniques such as stochastic gradient descent and (L)BFGS using fitclinear and fitrlinear functions
  • Classification Learner: Train multiple models automatically, visualize results by class labels, and perform logistic regression classification
  • Performance: Perform clustering using kmeans, kmedoids, and Gaussian mixture models faster when data has a large number of clusters
  • Probability Distributions: Fit kernel smoothing density to multivariate data using the ksdensity and mvksdensity functions
  • Stable Distributions: Model financial and other data that requires heavy-tailed distributions

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 10.1, part of Release 2015b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Classification Learner: Train discriminant analysis to classify data, train models using categorical predictors, and perform dimensionality reduction using PCA
  • Nonparametric Regression: Fit models using support vector regression (SVR) or Gaussian processes (Kriging)​
  • Tables and Categorical Data for Machine Learning: Use table and categorical predictors in classification and nonparametric regression functions and in Classification Learner​
  • Code Generation: Automatically generate C and C++ code for kmeans and randsample functions (using MATLAB Coder)​
  • GPU Acceleration: Speed up computation for over 65 functions including probability distributions, descriptive statistics, and hypothesis testing (using Parallel Computing Toolbox)

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Version 10.0, part of Release 2015a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Classification app to train models and classify data using supervised machine learning
  • Statistical tests for comparing accuracies of two classification models using compareHoldout, testcholdout, and testckfold functions
  • Speedup of kmedoids, fitcknn, and other functions when using cosine, correlation, or spearman distance calculations
  • Performance enhancements for decision trees and performance curves​​
  • Additional option to control decision tree depth using 'MaxNumSplits' argument in fitctree, fitrtree, and templateTree functions
  • Code generation for pca and probability distribution functions (using MATLAB Coder)
  • Power and sample size for two-sample t-test using sampsizepwr function

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 9.1, part of Release 2014b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Multiclass learning for support vector machines and other classifiers using the fitcecoc function
  • Generalized linear mixed-effects models using the fitglme function
  • Clustering that is robust to outliers using the kmedoids function
  • Speedup of the kmeans and gmdistribution clustering using the kmeans++ algorithm
  • Fisher's exact test for 2-by-2 contingency tables

See the Release Notes for details.