University of California San Diego

Meaningful Predictive Modeling

This course is part of Python Data Products for Predictive Analytics Specialization

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Julian McAuley
Ilkay Altintas

Instructors: Julian McAuley

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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
8 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Understand the definitions of simple error measures (e.g. MSE, accuracy, precision/recall).

  • Evaluate the performance of regressors / classifiers using the above measures.

  • Understand the difference between training/testing performance, and generalizability.

  • Understand techniques to avoid overfitting and achieve good generalization performance.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.3

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Intermediate level
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8 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

For this first week, we will go over the syllabus, download all course materials, and get your system up and running for the course. We will also introduce the basics of diagnostics for the results of supervised learning.

What's included

6 videos4 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

This week, we will learn how to create a simple bag of words for analysis. We will also cover regularization and why it matters when building a model. Lastly, we will evaluate a model with regularization, focusing on classifiers.

What's included

4 videos4 quizzes

This week, we will learn about validation and how to implement it in tandem with training and testing. We will also cover how to implement a regularization pipeline in Python and introduce a few guidelines for best practices.

What's included

4 videos3 quizzes

In the final week of this course, you will continue building on the project from the first and second courses of Python Data Products for Predictive Analytics with simple predictive machine learning algorithms. Find a dataset, clean it, and perform basic analyses on the data. Evaluate your model, validate your analyses, and make sure you aren't overfitting the data.

What's included

2 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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Julian McAuley
University of California San Diego
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