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Building Machine Learning and Deep Learning Models on Google Cloud Platform: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Ekaba Bisong

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© Ekaba Bisong 2019
E. . BisongBuilding Machine Learning and Deep Learning Models on Google Cloud Platformhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4470-8_19

19. Linear Regression

Ekaba Bisong1 
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OTTAWA, ON, Canada
 

The fundamental idea behind the linear regression algorithm is that it assumes a linear relationship between the features of the dataset. As a result of the pre-defined structure that is imposed on the parameters of the model, it is also called a parametric learning algorithm. Linear regression is used to predict targets that contain real values. As we will see later in Chapter 20 on logistic regression, the linear regression model is not adequate to deal with learning problems whose targets are categorical.

The Regression Model

In linear regression, ...

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