# support vector machines - margin

Support vector machines always show a margin whose width changes. How can I find what my margin is ? Eg, if my weights are $[-1,1]$ what is my margin ? Also, do larger weights mean larger margin ?

## 1 Answer

Larger weights mean smaller margin. Given the weights you can compute the margin by 1/||w||.

• thank you whuber and saibot. It was a matter of plugging in some values and vizualization. – Kong Jan 4 '18 at 14:37