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Building Regression Models with scikit-learn

by Janani Ravi

This course covers important techniques such as ordinary least squares regression, moving on to lasso, ridge, and Elastic Net, and advanced techniques such as Support Vector Regression and Stochastic Gradient Descent Regression.

What you'll learn

Regression is one of the most widely used modeling techniques and is much beloved by everyone ranging from business professionals to data scientists. Using scikit-learn, you can easily implement virtually every important type of regression with ease.

In this course, Building Regression Models with scikit-learn, you will gain the ability to enumerate the different types of regression algorithms and correctly implement them in scikit-learn.

First, you will learn what regression seeks to achieve, and how the ubiquitous Ordinary Least Squares algorithm works under the hood. Next, you will discover how to implement other techniques that mitigate overfittings such as Lasso, Ridge and Elastic Net regression. You will then understand other more advanced forms of regression, including those using Support Vector Machines, Decision Trees and Stochastic Gradient Descent. Finally, you will round out the course by understanding the hyperparameters that these various regression models possess, and how these can be optimized. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to select the correct regression algorithm based on the problem you are trying to solve, and also implement it correctly using scikit-learn.

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About the author

Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework. After spending years working in tech in the Bay Area, New York, and Singapore at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart, Janani finally decided to combine her love for technology with her passion for teaching. She is now the co-founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providing ... more

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