Recognise Handwritten Digits


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πŸ•΅οΈ Introduction

Our writers were tired of introducing problems to you, well we decided to give them a break! Voila, the one problem which needs no introduction! life started by learning numbers, well you've come a full circle! let's get back to it !

We give you the very famous MNIST dataset of handwritten digits, can you identify them?

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πŸ’Ύ Dataset

The MNIST database (Modified National Institute of Standards and Technology database) is a large database of handwritten digits that is commonly used for training various image processing systems.The database is also widely used for training and testing in the field of machine learning.Each image is 28 pixels in height and 28 pixels in width, for a total of 784 pixels in total. Each pixel has a single pixel-value associated with it, indicating the lightness or darkness of that pixel, with higher numbers meaning darker. This pixel-value is an integer between 0 and 255, inclusive.

For simplification, images has been stored in csv file. The train.csv has 785 columns, the fist column is the label and the rest 784 contain the pixel value of the associated image pixel.

πŸ“ Files

Following files are available in the resources section:

  • train.csv - (60000 samples) This csv file contains the pixel values as columns along with the digits it represent.
  • test.csv - (10000 samples) File that will be used for actual evaluation for the leaderboard score and it does not have the digit represented by the pixel values.

πŸš€ Submission

  • Prepare a csv containing header as label and predicted value as digit [0-9] with name as submission.csv.
  • Sample submission format available at sample_submission.csv.

πŸš€ Submission

  • Prepare a CSV containing header as label and predicted value as digit [0=9] respectively denoting the digits
  • Name of the above file should be submission.csv.
  • Sample submission format available at sample_submission.csv in the resorces section.

Make your first submission here πŸš€ !!

πŸ–Š Evaluation Criteria

During evaluation F1 score will be used to test the efficiency of the model where,

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