Partitioning a dataset into separate training and test sets

We briefly introduced the concept of partitioning a dataset into separate datasets for training and testing in Chapter 1, Giving Computers the Ability to Learn from Data, and Chapter 3, A Tour of Machine Learning Classifiers Using scikit-learn. Remember that comparing predictions to true labels in the test set can be understood as the unbiased performance evaluation of our model before we let it loose on the real world. In this section, we will prepare a new dataset, the Wine dataset. After we have preprocessed the dataset, we will explore different techniques for feature selection to reduce the dimensionality of a dataset.

The Wine dataset is another open-source dataset that is available ...

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