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Regression Analysis with Python by Alberto Boschetti, Luca Massaron

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Stability selection

As presented, L1-penalty offers the advantage of rendering your coefficients' estimates sparse, and effectively it acts as a variable selector since it tends to leave only essential variables in the model. On the other hand, the selection itself tends to be unstable when data changes and it requires a certain effort to correctly tune the C parameter to make the selection most effective. As we have seen while discussing elastic net, the peculiarity resides in the behavior of Lasso when there are two highly correlated variables; depending on the structure of the data (noise and correlation with other variables), L1 regularization will choose just one of the two.

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