Build simple linear regression models in Python
Apply scikit-learn and statsmodels to regression problems
Employ explorartory data analysis (EDA) with seaborn and pandas
Explain linear regression to both technical and non-technical audiences
Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview
In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will build and evaluate a simple linear regression model using Python. You will employ the scikit-learn module for calculating the linear regression, while using pandas for data management, and seaborn for plotting. You will be working with the very popular Advertising data set to predict sales revenue based on advertising spending through mediums such as TV, radio, and newspaper. By the end of this course, you will be able to: - Explain the core ideas of linear regression to technical and non-technical audiences - Build a simple linear regression model in Python with scikit-learn - Employ Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) to small data sets with seaborn and pandas - Evaluate a simple linear regression model using appropriate metrics This course runs on Coursera's hands-on project platform called Rhyme. On Rhyme, you will get instant access to pre-configured cloud desktops containing all of the software and data you need for the project. Everything is already set up directly in your internet browser so you can just focus on learning. For this project, you’ll get instant access to a cloud desktop with Jupyter and Python 3.7 with all the necessary libraries pre-installed. Notes: - You will be able to access the cloud desktop 5 times. However, you will be able to access instructions videos as many times as you want. - This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.
Basic familiarity with programming in Python. An understanding of linear regression.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Introduction and Overview
Loading the Data and Importing Libraries
Removing the Index Column
Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
Relationship between Predictors and Response
Creating the Simple Linear Regression Model
Evaluation and Model Parameters
Making Predictions with the Model
Model Evaluation Metrics
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
This course give enough base understanding on how to work with simple linear regression. The instructor explanation was also so easy to understand.
Love the course. The instructor covered all the basic simple regression and some data manipulation techniques in machine learning.
After I did this guided project, I was able to build simple regression models by applying the skills I learnt.
A very good course for anyone who wants a hands-on experience before starting a real-world project
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