Friday, 9 October 2015

About Logistic Regression

Logistic Regression is one of those non-intuitive terms. For normal people (as opposed to data scientists), logistics is a familiar term. In general, people understand that it means movement of goods. For those with a software engineering background, regression means running previous test cases with new code to check none of them have failed.

Turns out logistic regression has nothing to do with these notions of logistics or regression.

Friday, 2 October 2015

3 Basic Analytics Algorithms : The long, the short and the applications

Data Science or analytics is a combination of methodologies from statistics and machine learning. The three basic analytics algorithms, that a beginner data scientist comes across are:
  • linear regression
  • k-nn
  • k-means