Getting started with multiple regression?

Simple linear regression will summarize the relationship between an outcome and a single explanatory element. However, in real life, things are not always so simple! We are going to use the adult dataset from UCI, which focuses on census data with a view to identifying if adults earn above or below fifty thousand dollars a year. The idea is that we can build a model from observations of adult behavior, to see if the individuals earn above or below fifty thousand dollars a year.

Multiple regression builds a model of the data, which is used to make predictions. Multiple regression is a scoring model, which makes a summary. It predicts a value between 0 and 1, which means that it is good for predicting probabilities. ...

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