One of the major aspects of training your machine learning model is avoiding overfitting. The model will have a low accuracy if it is overfitting. This happens because your model is trying too hard to capture the noise in your training dataset. By noise we mean the data points that don't really represent the true properties of your data, but random chance. Learning such data points, makes your model more flexible, at the risk of overfitting.

Editor's note: This tutorial was originally published as course instructional material, and may contain out-of-context references to other courses therein; this takes nothing away from the validity or usefulness of the material. This tutorial will introduce the use of Python for statistical data analysis, using data stored as Pandas DataFrame objects. Much of the work involved in analyzing data resides in importing, cleaning and transforming data in preparation for analysis. Therefore, the first half of the course is comprised of a 2-part overview of basic and intermediate Pandas usage that will show how to effectively manipulate datasets in memory. This includes tasks like indexing, alignment, join/merge methods, date/time types, and handling of missing data.

Bayes Nets (or Bayesian Networks) give remarkable results in determining the effects of many variables on an outcome. They typically perform strongly even in cases when other methods falter or fail. These networks have had relatively little use with business-related problems, although they have worked successfully for years in fields such as scientific research, public safety, aircraft guidance systems and national defense. Importantly, they often outperform regression, particularly in determining variables' effects. Regression is one of the most august multivariate methods, and among the most studied and applied.

Throughout its history, Machine Learning (ML) has coexisted with Statistics uneasily, like an ex-boyfriend accidentally seated with the groom's family at a wedding reception: both uncertain where to lead the conversation, but painfully aware of the potential for awkwardness. This is caused in part by the fact that Machine Learning has adopted many of Statistics' methods, but was never intended to replace statistics, or even to have a statistical basis originally. Nevertheless, Statisticians and ML practitioners have often ended up working together, or working on similar tasks, and wondering what each was about. The question, "What's the difference between Machine Learning and Statistics?" has been asked now for decades. Machine Learning is largely a hybrid field, taking its inspiration and techniques from all manner of sources.

In this blog we dicuss Related datasets produced by Machine Learning algorithms in Oracle Data Visualization. Related datasets are generated when we Train/Create a Machine learning model in Oracle DV (present in 12.2.4.0 onwards, called V4 in short). These datasets contain details about the model like: Prediction rules, Accuracy metrics, Confusion Matrix, Key Drivers for prediction etc depending on the type of algorithm. Related datasets can be found in inspect model menu: Inspect Model - Related tab. These datasets are useful in more ways than one.

A journey of thousand miles begin with a single step. In a similar way, the journey of mastering machine learning algorithms begins ideally with Regression. It is simple to understand, and gets you started with predictive modeling quickly. While this ease is good for a beginner, I always advice them to also understand the working of regression before they start using it. Lately, I have seen a lot of beginners, who just focus on learning how to perform regression (in R or Python) but not on the actual science behind it.

The Jupyter Notebook can be found here. There is no template for solving a data science problem. But we do see similar steps in many different projects. I wanted to make a clean workflow to serve as an example to aspiring data scientists. I also wanted to give people working with data scientists an easy to understand guide to data science.

One of the main goals in the Bitcoin analytics is price forecasting. There are many factors which influence the price dynamics. The most important factors are: the interaction between supply and demand, attractiveness for investors, financial and macroeconomics indicators, technical indicators such as difficulty, how many blocks were created recently, etc. A very important impact on the cryptocurrency price has trends in social networks and search engines. Using these factors, one can create a regression model with good fitting of bitcoin price on the historical data.

We're at the final day of Business Science Demo Week. Today we are demo-ing the h2o package for machine learning on time series data. Every day this week we are demoing an R package: tidyquant (Monday), timetk (Tuesday), sweep (Wednesday), tibbletime (Thursday) and h2o (Friday)! That's five packages in five days! We'll give you intel on what you need to know about these packages to go from zero to hero.

Regression is arguably the workhorse of statistics. Despite its popularity, however, it may also be the most misunderstood. The answer might surprise you: There is no such thing as Regression. The Dependent Variable is something you want to predict or explain. In a Marketing Research context it might be Purchase Interest measured on a 0-10 rating scale.