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Effective sketching methods for value function approximation

@article{Pan2017EffectiveSM,
  title={Effective sketching methods for value function approximation},
  author={Yangchen Pan and Erfan Sadeqi Azer and Martha White},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1708.01298}
}
High-dimensional representations, such as radial basis function networks or tile coding, are common choices for policy evaluation in reinforcement learning. Learning with such high-dimensional representations, however, can be expensive, particularly for matrix methods, such as least-squares temporal difference learning or quasi-Newton methods that approximate matrix step-sizes. In this work, we explore the utility of sketching for these two classes of algorithms. We highlight issues with… 

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