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Effective Amazon Machine Learning by Alexis Perrier

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The dataset

For the rest of the chapter, we will use the simple Predicting Weight by Height and Age dataset (from Lewis Taylor (1967)) with 237 samples of children's age, weight, height, and gender, which is available at https://v8doc.sas.com/sashtml/stat/chap55/sect51.htm.

This dataset is composed of 237 rows. Each row has the following predictors: sex (F, M), age (in months), height (in inches), and we are trying to predict the weight (in lbs) of these children. There are no missing values and no outliers. The variables are close enough in range and normalization is not required. In short, we do not need to carry out any preprocessing or cleaning on the original dataset. Age, height, and weight are numerical variables (real-valued), and ...

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