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Regression Analysis with Python by Alberto Boschetti, Luca Massaron

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Summary

During this chapter, we have covered quite a lot of ground, finally exploring the most experimental and scientific part of the task of modeling linear regression or classification models.

Starting with the topic of generalization, we explained what can go wrong in a model and why it is always important to check the true performances of your work by train/test splits and by bootstraps and cross-validation (though we recommend using the latter more for validation work than general evaluation itself).

Model complexity as a source of variance in the estimate gave us the occasion to introduce variable selection, first by greedy selection of features, univariate or multivariate, then using regularization techniques, such as Ridge, Lasso and Elastic ...

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