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Ensemble Machine Learning With Python (7-Day Mini-Course)

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Ensemble learning refers to machine learning models that combine the predictions from two or more models. Ensembles are an advanced approach to machine learning that are often used when the capability and skill of the predictions are more important than using a simple and understandable model. As such, they are often used by top and winning participants in machine learning competitions like the One Million Dollar Netflix Prize and Kaggle Competitions. Modern machine learning libraries like scikit-learn Python provide a suite of advanced ensemble learning methods that are easy to configure and use correctly without data leakage, a common concern when using ensemble algorithms. In this crash course, you will discover how you can get started and confidently bring ensemble learning algorithms to your predictive modeling project with Python in seven days.


How to Develop a Gradient Boosting Machine Ensemble in Python

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The Gradient Boosting Machine is a powerful ensemble machine learning algorithm that uses decision trees. Boosting is a general ensemble technique that involves sequentially adding models to the ensemble where subsequent models correct the performance of prior models. AdaBoost was the first algorithm to deliver on the promise of boosting. Gradient boosting is a generalization of AdaBoosting, improving the performance of the approach and introducing ideas from bootstrap aggregation to further improve the models, such as randomly sampling the samples and features when fitting ensemble members. Gradient boosting performs well, if not the best, on a wide range of tabular datasets, and versions of the algorithm like XGBoost and LightBoost often play an important role in winning machine learning competitions.


A Comprehensive Guide to Ensemble Learning - What Exactly Do You Need to Know - neptune.ai

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Ensemble learning techniques have been proven to yield better performance on machine learning problems. We can use these techniques for regression as well as classification problems. The final prediction from these ensembling techniques is obtained by combining results from several base models. Averaging, voting and stacking are some of the ways the results are combined to obtain a final prediction. In this article, we will explore how ensemble learning can be used to come up with optimal machine learning models. Ensemble learning is a combination of several machine learning models in one problem.


How to Develop a Gradient Boosting Machine Ensemble in Python - AnalyticsWeek

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The Gradient Boosting Machine is a powerful ensemble machine learning algorithm that uses decision trees. Boosting is a general ensemble technique that involves sequentially adding models to the ensemble where subsequent models correct the performance of prior models. AdaBoost was the first algorithm to deliver on the promise of boosting. Gradient boosting is a generalization of AdaBoosting, improving the performance of the approach and introducing ideas from bootstrap aggregation to further improve the models, such as randomly sampling the samples and features when fitting ensemble members. Gradient boosting performs well, if not the best, on a wide range of tabular datasets, and versions of the algorithm like XGBoost and LightBoost often play an important role in winning machine learning competitions.


How to Develop an AdaBoost Ensemble in Python

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Boosting is a class of ensemble machine learning algorithms that involve combining the predictions from many weak learners. A weak learner is a model that is very simple, although has some skill on the dataset. Boosting was a theoretical concept long before a practical algorithm could be developed, and the AdaBoost (adaptive boosting) algorithm was the first successful approach for the idea. The AdaBoost algorithm involves using very short (one-level) decision trees as weak learners that are added sequentially to the ensemble. Each subsequent model attempts to correct the predictions made by the model before it in the sequence.