The Energy efficiency dataset

We will use the Energy efficiency dataset from the UCI Machine Learning repository for the illustration of Bayesian regression (reference 2 in the References section of this chapter). The dataset can be downloaded from the website at The dataset contains the measurements of energy efficiency of buildings with different building parameters. There are two energy efficiency parameters measured: heating load (Y1) and cooling load (Y2).

The building parameters used are: relative compactness (X1), surface area (X2), wall area (X3), roof area (X4), overall height (X5), orientation (X6), glazing area (X7), and glazing area distribution (X8). We will try to predict heating ...

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