We will explore basic regression algorithms through analysis of energy efficiency dataset (Tsanas and Xifara, 2012). We will investigate the heating and cooling load requirements of the buildings based on their construction characteristics such as surface, wall and roof area, height, hazing area, and compactness. The researchers used a simulator to design 12 different house configurations while varying 18 building characteristics. In total, 768 different buildings were simulated.

Our first goal is to systematically analyze the impact each building characterizes has on the target variable, that is, heating or cooling load. The second goal is to compare the performance of a classical linear regression model against other methods, such ...

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