Posts Categorized: Data and Analytics

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Know your terms – Inference vs. Prediction (with examples)

Recognizing if you are asking an inferencial question or prediction question is critical to choosing a model Oand algorithm. Let’s build awareness of the difference. Inference Association between response and key variables while adjusting for confounders/interactions. Normally there are few variables that highly impact the response (think pareto law). Estimate association of variables to response… Read more

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Understanding the Machine Learning Algorithms Landscape…

Here is a list of all popular algorithms available for most data scientist. The real value is knowing when and where to applied them. I find that understanding the functionality of each category is more effective, then understand the difference among specific algorithm within each category. This approach speeds comprehension and recall (e.g. bigger blocks)… Read more