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Practical Machine Learning Cookbook by Atul Tripathi

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Shrinkage methods - calories burned per day

In order to compare the metabolic rate of humans, the concept of basal metabolic rate (BMR) is critical, in a clinical context, as a means of determining thyroid status in humans. The BMR of mammals varies with body mass, with the same allometric exponent as field metabolic rate, and with many physiological and biochemical rates. Fitbit, as a device, uses BMR and activities performed during the day to estimate calories burned throughout the day.

Getting ready

In order to perform shrinkage methods, we shall be using a dataset collected from Fitbit and a calories-burned dataset.

Step 1 - collecting and describing data

The dataset titled fitbit_export_20160806.csv which is in CSV format shall be used. The dataset ...

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