Building Regression Models with scikit-learn

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Regression is one of the most widely used modeling techniques and is much beloved by everyone ranging from business professionals to data scientists. Using scikit-learn, you can easily implement virtually every important type of regression with ease.

In this course, Building Regression Models with scikit-learn, you will gain the ability to enumerate the different types of regression algorithms and correctly implement them in scikit-learn.

First, you will learn what regression seeks to achieve, and how the ubiquitous Ordinary Least Squares algorithm works under the hood. Next, you will discover how to implement other techniques that mitigate overfittings such as Lasso, Ridge and Elastic Net regression. You will then understand other more advanced forms of regression, including those using Support Vector Machines, Decision Trees and Stochastic Gradient Descent. Finally, you will round out the course by understanding the hyperparameters that these various regression models possess, and how these can be optimized. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to select the correct regression algorithm based on the problem you are trying to solve, and also implement it correctly using scikit-learn.