You mean I get to do this my whole life?!
I get to solve mathematical equations and sweat for hours over forgetting to put a ‘-’ in front of the ‘1’?
I’ve never been more happy in my life!
For those of you that are unaware, that is not sarcasm, that is Computer Science.
Computer Science is the thing that’s worth screaming and practically crying over - for me at least. Everyone has that one thing that’s meticulous, but worth every ounce of anguish.
For my Artificial Intelligence course, I have to develop a Bayesian Probability System that inputs 100,000 patient files (this .txt file is >20MB) and determines the most likely disease based on the symptoms. First, I have to gather the information from ANOTHER 100,000 patient file that has the names of the patient’s disease along with their symptoms.
With this, I’ve designed a system that will determine the most likely combination for a disease. This is most likely not useful because with all of the symptoms, there is a total of 118,098 combinations - and only 100,000 patient files.
So, me being a smart cookie, I’ve also recorded how many times each symptom appears per disease (EX: How many times does ‘High Temp’ appear in disease x?).
It’s still computing the records from the training phase. It’s almost half-way done. I’ve never made a program that took so long to compute data, but it is processing a crazy amount of information. I bet I could work to make the code more efficient because right now it’s got about 9 nested for loops, but I don’t want to risk ruining the correctness of my program.
Here’s to hoping my data’s useful!