One way to get a diverse set of classifiers is to use very different training algorithms,as just discussed. Another approach is to use the same training algorithm for everypredictor but to train them on different random subsets of the training set. Whensampling is performed with replacement, this method is called bagging(short for bootstrap aggregating). When sampling is performed without...

## squared hinge loss

The squared hinge loss is a loss function used for “maximum margin” binary classification problems. Mathematically it is defined as: where ŷ the predicted value and y is either 1 or -1. Thus, the squared hinge loss is: 0* when the true and predicted labels are the same and* when ŷ≥ 1 (which is an indication that the classifier is sure that it’s the correct label)quadratically increasing with the...

## Dealing with missing data

In real-world data, there are some instances where a particular element is absent because of various reasons, such as corrupt data, failure to load the information, or incomplete extraction. Handling the missing values is one of the greatest challenges faced by analysts because making the right decision on how to handle it generates robust data models. Let us look at different ways of imputing...

## WHAT IS P-VALUE?

In statistics, the p-value is the probability of obtaining results at least as extreme as the observed results of a statistical hypothesis test, assuming that the null hypothesis is correct. The p-value is used as an alternative to rejection points of significance at which the null hypothesis would be rejected. A smaller p-value means that there is stronger evidence in favor of the alternative...

## SCALING HORIZONTALLY VS. SCALING VERTICALLY

Capacity planning is a challenge that every engineering team faces when it comes to ensuring the right resources are in place to handle expected (and unexpected) traffic demands. When demand for your application or website is increasing and you need to expand its accessibility, storage power, and availability levels, is it better to scale horizontally or vertically? That decision depends on a...