In previous stories, I have given a brief of Linear Regression and showed how to perform Simple and Multiple Linear Regression. In this article, we will go through the program for building a Polynomial Regression model based on the non-linear data. In the previous examples of Linear Regression, when the data is plotted on the graph, there was a linear relationship between both the dependent and independent variables. Thus, it was more suitable to build a linear model to get accurate predictions. What if the data points had the following non-linearity making the linear model giving an error in predictions due to non-linearity? In this case, we have to build a polynomial relationship which will accurately fit the data points in the given plot.
Machine learning and statistics typically focus on building models that capture the vast majority of the data, possibly ignoring a small subset of data as "noise" or "outliers." By contrast, here we consider the problem of jointly identifying a significant (but perhaps small) segment of a population in which there is a highly sparse linear regression fit, together with the coefficients for the linear fit. We contend that such tasks are of interest both because the models themselves may be able to achieve better predictions in such special cases, but also because they may aid our understanding of the data. We give algorithms for such problems under the sup norm, when this unknown segment of the population is described by a k-DNF condition and the regression fit is s-sparse for constant k and s. For the variants of this problem when the regression fit is not so sparse or using expected error, we also give a preliminary algorithm and highlight the question as a challenge for future work.
This article requires the knowledge of Linear Regression. If you haven't heard of it, then please check out an article on Linear Regression before you proceed here. Till now we assumed that the relationship between independent variable X and dependent Y can be represented with a straight line. But what if when we can't represent the relationship in a straight line because the data might not be linearly separable? In such kind of scenario we can look for polynomial regression.
Linear and Logistic regressions are usually the first modelling algorithms that people learn for Machine Learning and Data Science. Both are great since they're easy to use and interpret. However, their inherent simplicity also comes with a few drawbacks and in many cases they're not really the best choice of regression model. There are in fact several different types of regressions, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. In this post, we're going to look at 7 of the most common types of regression algorithms and their properties.
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