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Understanding and Applying Logistic Regression

by Vitthal Srinivasan

This course will teach you both the theory and implementation of logistic regression, in Excel (using solver), Python, and R.

What you'll learn

Logistic Regression is a great tool for two common applications: binary classification, and attributing cause-effect relationships where the response is a categorical variable. While the first links logistic regression to other classification algorithms (such as Naive Bayes), the second is a natural extension of Linear Regression. In this course, Understanding and Applying Logistic Regression, you'll get a better understanding of logistic regression and how to apply it. First, you'll discover applications of logistic regression and how logistic regression is linked to linear regression and machine learning. Next, you'll explore the s-curve and its standard mathematical form. Finally, you'll learn whether Google's stock returns will go up or down, using Excel (solver), R, and Python. By the end of this course, you'll have a strong applied knowledge of logistic regression that will help you solve complex business problems.

About the author

Vitthal has spent a lot of his life studying - he holds Masters Degrees in Math and Electrical Engineering from Stanford, an MBA from INSEAD, and a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai. He has also spent a lot of his life working - as a derivatives quant at Credit Suisse in New York, then as a quant trader, first with a hedge fund in Greenwich and then on his own, and finally at Google in Singapore and Flipkart in Bangalore. In all these roles, he has written a lot of code, and b... more

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