Simple Linear Regression for the Absolute Beginner


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In this Guided Project, you will:

Understand the theory and intuition behind simple linear regression models

Build, train and test a simple linear regression model in Sklearn

Perform data cleaning, feature engineering and visualization

2 hours
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

Hello everyone and welcome to this hands-on guided project on simple linear regression for the absolute beginner. In simple linear regression, we predict the value of one variable Y based on another variable X. X is called the independent variable and Y is called the dependent variable. This guided project is practical and directly applicable to many industries. You can add this project to your portfolio of projects which is essential for your next job interview.

Skills you will develop

  • Python Programming

  • Linear Regression

  • Machine Learning

  • regression

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Understand the Problem Statement

  2. Import Libraries and Datasets

  3. Practice Opportunity #1 [Optional]

  4. Perform Data Visualization

  5. Create Training and Testing Datasets

  6. Practice Opportunity #2 [Optional]

  7. Understand the theory behind Simple Linear Regression

  8. Train a simple linear regression model

  9. Practice Opportunity #3 [Optional]

  10. Evaluate Trained Simple Linear Regression Model Performance

  11. Practice Opportunity #4 [Optional]

  12. Final Capstone Project Overview

  13. Final Capstone Project Solution

How Guided Projects work

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In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step



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