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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Tutorial on Tree Based Modeling

I found a useful tutorial on tree based learning





















The tutorial includes

  • What is a Decision Tree? How does it work?
  • Regression Trees vs Classification Trees
  • How does a tree decide where to split?
  • What are the key parameters of model building and how can we avoid over-fitting in decision trees?
  • Are tree based models better than linear models?
  • Working with Decision Trees in R and Python
  • What are the ensemble methods of trees based model?
  • What is Bagging? How does it work?
  • What is Random Forest ? How does it work?
  • What is Boosting ? How does it work?
  • Which is more powerful: GBM or Xgboost?
  • Working with GBM in R and Python
  • Working with Xgboost in R and Python
  • Where to Practice ?

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