**Machine Learning Methods in
Environmental Sciences**

**Neural Network and Kernels
**
## Exercise 8.5

The given data file (Ex8_5_NLC) (in Matlab
format or text format) contains two
predictors *x*_{1} and *x*_{2} and predictand
data *y* (400 observations), with *y* taking on the value of 0
or 1. Develop a nonlinear classification model of *y* as a
function of *x*_{1} and *x*_{2}. Briefly
describe the approach taken (e.g. MLP, SVM, etc.). Forecast
*y*_{test} using the new test predictor data
*x*_{1test} and *x*_{2test} provided (100
observations).

William W. Hsieh

2009