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Machine Learning with R by Brett Lantz

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Summary

After reading this chapter, you now know the base techniques that can be used to win data mining and machine learning competitions. Automated tuning methods can assist with squeezing every bit of performance out of a single model. On the other hand, performance gains are also possible by creating groups of machine learning models that work together.

Although this chapter was designed to help you prepare competition-ready models keep in mind that your fellow competitors have access to the same techniques. You won't be able to get away with stagnancy; you have to keep working to add proprietary methods to your bag of tricks. Perhaps you can bring unique subject-matter expertise to the table, or perhaps your strengths include an eye for detail ...

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