Classification Methods- Episode 1: Logistic Regression

Classification Methods- Episode 1: Logistic Regression

  • 24/02/2021 - 24/03/2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Course details

statistics seminar | level: beginner | register now
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affiliation: Ghent University


Logistic regression is the most popular approach for modeling response variables that are binary. It allows us to model the association between the probability of an event occurring and independent variables. These class of models can also be used for predicting the category to which a new observation belongs given the independent variables. This seminar describes the use of logistic regression models for classification (assigning each observation to a category, or class.). Methods for evaluating the accuracy of predictions will be discussed.


Background readings

Alboukadel Kassambara. Machine Learning Essentials : Practical Guide in R. STHDA, 2018

Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani. An Introduction to Statistical Learning : with Applications in R. New York :Springer, 2013






Emmanuel Abatih

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