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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_20

20. Logistic Regression

Ekaba Bisong1 
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OTTAWA, ON, Canada
 
Logistic regression is a supervised machine learning algorithm developed for learning classification problems. A classification learning problem is when the target variable is categorical. The goal of logistic regression is to map a function from the features of the dataset to the targets to predict the probability that a new example belongs to one of the target classes. Figure 20-1 is an example of a dataset with categorical targets.
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