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Do you know of any good c++ SVM libraries out there I tried libsvm http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~cjlin/libsvm/ but so far I'm not flabbergasted.

I have also heard of SVMLight and TinySVM. Have you tried them? Any new players?

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  • SVMTorch (support vector machines for large-scale regression problems) enforced within the Torch machine learning library.
  • mySVM - based on the optimization algorithm of SVM-Light.
  • SVMLight before and located it to be very stable and quick. I had decent expertise using it and would suggest it.

However, I think there is probably less documentation on SVMLight than libSVM; just the papers by Thorsten Joachims and the comments in the source code. I didn't find the source too hard to follow in general, but you need to read the papers beforehand to understand the background. It's also written in pure C, not C++ if that matters to you.

As for 'new players', the new research is mostly into making the SVM optimization algorithms more efficient. For example, using stochastic gradient descent as in svmsgd and pegasus. I haven't looked at the implementations of these algorithms, but it's research code so I wouldn't expect that they are particularly easy to follow, if that's your primary concern.

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