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Effective Amazon Machine Learning by Alexis Perrier

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Introducing the Ames Housing dataset

In this chapter, we will use the Ames Housing dataset that was compiled by Dean De Cock for use in data science education. It is a great alternative to the popular but older Boston Housing dataset. The Ames Housing dataset is used in the Advanced Regression Techniques challenge on the Kaggle website: https://www.kaggle.com/c/house-prices-advanced-regression-techniques/. The original version of the dataset is available: http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v19n3/decock/AmesHousing.xls and in the GitHub repository for this chapter.

The Ames Housing dataset contains 79 explanatory variables describing (almost) every aspect of residential homes in Ames, Iowa with the goal of predicting the selling price ...

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