Grid Search no more!

Here is a very nice illustration from Bergstra & Bengio (2012) why Random Search is often superior to Grid Search for purposes of parameter choice -- Random Search gives by far the better approximations to the important univariate parameter distributions.

Hah, I was just looking at this image today (reposted in a blog somewhere).

@bmreiniger Nice! I also just saw it today, when I was watching a lecture from Stanford cs231n on youtube, where they showed a similar figure. Then I looked up the original paper.

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