Chapter 1. Regression – The Workhorse of Data Science

Welcome to this presentation on the workhorse of data science, linear regression, and its related family of linear models.

Nowadays, interconnectivity and data explosion are realities that open a world of new opportunities for every business that can read and interpret data in real time. Everything is facilitating the production and diffusion of data: the omnipresent Internet diffused both at home and at work, an army of electronic devices in the pockets of large portions of the population, and the pervasive presence of software producing data about every process and event. So much data is generated daily that humans cannot deal with it because of its volume, velocity, and variety. Thus, machine ...

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