Let's say you want to take one of the very important decision in your life, it will be a choosing your career or choosing your life partner. Do you think that you can depend on a just one person advice. Advice from the one person can be highly biased also. The best way you can go ahead by asking and taking guidance from multiple people which reduce the bias. Same thing apply on machine learning world also while predicting some class or predicting any continuous value for regression problem, why you should rely on a one model only.
XGBoost stands for "Extreme Gradient Boosting". XGBoost is an optimized distributed gradient boosting library designed to be highly efficient, flexible and portable. It implements Machine Learning algorithms under the Gradient Boosting framework. It provides a parallel tree boosting to solve many data science problems in a fast and accurate way. Boosting is an ensemble learning technique to build a strong classifier from several weak classifiers in series. Boosting algorithms play a crucial role in dealing with bias-variance trade-off.
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In the previous post, we learned about tree based learning methods - basics of tree based models and the use of bagging to reduce variance. We also looked at one of the most famous learning algorithms based on the idea of bagging- random forests. In this post, we will look into the details of yet another type of tree-based learning algorithms: boosted trees. Boosting, similar to Bagging, is a general class of learning algorithm where a set of weak learners are combined to get strong learners. For classification problems, a weak learner is defined to be a classifier which is only slightly correlated with the true classification (it can label examples better than random guessing). In contrast, a strong learner is a classifier that is arbitrarily well-correlated with the true classification.
Did you know using XGBoost algorithm is one of the popular winning recipe of data science competitions? So, what makes it more powerful than a traditional Random Forest or Neural Network? In the last few years, predictive modeling has become much faster and accurate. I remember spending long hours on feature engineering for improving model by few decimals. A lot of that difficult work, can now be done by using better algorithms.