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Apache Mahout Essentials by Jayani Withanawasam

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Predictive analytics' techniques

There are different types of predictive analytics techniques based on the method of analysis. The nature of the learning input and predicted outcome remains the same for all the techniques, which are explained in the sections that follow.

Regression-based prediction

Regression-based prediction is predicting the unknown value of a variable from the known value of another variable. We predict scores on one variable based on the scores of a second (or more) variable.

There are two methods of regression that are based on the outcome/target variable:

  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression

An example of regression-based prediction is Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD).

Model-based prediction

In model-based prediction, we assume ...

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