"No one is harder on a talented person than the person themselves" - Linda Wilkinson ; "Trust your guts and don't follow the herd" ; "Validate direction not destination" ;

August 31, 2016

Day #29 - Decision Trees

  • Hierarchical, Divide and Conquer strategy, Supervised algorithm
  • Works on numerical data
  • Concepts discussed - Information gain, entropy computation (Shanon entropy)
  • Pruning based on chi-square / Shannon entropy
  • Convert all string / character into categorical / numerical mappings
  • You can also bucketize continuous variables
Basic Python pointers

Good Reads
Link1 , Link2, Link3, Link4, Link5, Link6

Happy Learning!!!

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