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Bias & Variance

Whenever you want to analyze the performance of machine learning algorithms, you would need to study the root cause of the error. Concepts like bias and variance would help you understand this cause and give you insights on how to improve your model. What is Bias error? Bias error corresponds

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Understanding Basic Statistics for Machine Learning Models – Part 3

In this article you can find explanations for statistical concepts such as Statistical hypothesis test, used for answering questions about sample data and validating assumptions. In addition, it is provided a list of concepts regarding sampling distribution. Finally, we discuss the relationship between variance and bias. Statistical hypothesis testing States

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Understanding Basic Statistics for Machine Learning Models – Part 2

In this article, you will find basic information about distributions. It is expected that you have some knowledge about random variables and probability concepts such as variance, covariance, and expected value. You can find that information on Understanding Basic Statistics for Machine Learning Models – Part 1.  What is a

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Understanding Basic Statistics for Machine Learning Models – Part 1

If you want to understand machine learning algorithms, it is very important to have basic statistical knowledge to understand what is behind them. Understanding how the algorithm operates gives you the possibility of configuring the model according to what you need, as well explaining with more confidence the results obtained

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Skills For Data Scientists

Being a data scientist requires a mix of skills that anyone can develop. You only need patience, time and be willing to undergo a process of trial and error. You need to understand businesses and be able to adapt to different situations according to the business’ needs. Another important skill

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The magic behind Recommendation Systems

Oftentimes, we are surprised by the accuracy of recommendations on what to buy on Amazon, watch on Netflix, or listen on Spotify. We feel that somehow these companies know how our brain works and monetizing this magical guessing game. They have a deep foundation on behavioral sciences, and our job

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From Summarization to Generalization and Prediction

We can make predictions with machine learning by generalizing our data’s pertinent characteristics. Summarizing diverse datasets provides insight that can help produce more relevant generalizations.

Data predictions provide probabilities of future outcomes by mining and analyzing existing data, also called training data. Effective prediction is a mix of engineering, statistics, and intuition. Summarization can help by shaping this intuition. In the generalization phase, we test our training data against new data, called test data, to calculate if our model is good enough to be used in real life. These two processes simplify large multidimensional datasets, so machine learning predictions can be applied to them. This article describes how summarization leads to generalization and then prediction through a real estate example.

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