• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This 7-video course helps learners discover how to implement machine learning scaling techniques such as standardizing and min-max scaling on continuous data and one-hot encoding on categorical features to improve performance of linear regression models. In the first tutorial, you will use Pandas library to load a CSV file into a data frame and analyze its contents by using Pandas and Matplotlib. You will then learn how to create a linear regression model with scikit-learn to predict the sale price of a house and evaluate this model by using metrics such as mean squared error and r-square. Next, learners will examine the application of min-max scaling on continuous fields and one-hot encoding on the categorical columns of a data set. Then analyze effects of preprocessing by recognizing benefits of scaling and encoding data sets by evaluating the performance of a regression model built with preprocessed data. Also, learn how to use scikit-learn's StandardScaler on a data set's continuous features and compare its effects with that of min-max scaling. The concluding exercise involves preprocessing data for regression.
 

Learning Objectives

This 7-video course helps learners discover how to implement machine learning scaling techniques such as standardizing and min-max scaling on continuous data and one-hot encoding on categorical features to improve performance of linear regression models. In the first tutorial, you will use Pandas library to load a CSV file into a data frame and analyze its contents by using Pandas and Matplotlib. You will then learn how to create a linear regression model with scikit-learn to predict the sale price of a house and evaluate this model by using metrics such as mean squared error and r-square. Next, learners will examine the application of min-max scaling on continuous fields and one-hot encoding on the categorical columns of a data set. Then analyze effects of preprocessing by recognizing benefits of scaling and encoding data sets by evaluating the performance of a regression model built with preprocessed data. Also, learn how to use scikit-learn's StandardScaler on a data set's continuous features and compare its effects with that of min-max scaling. The concluding exercise involves preprocessing data for regression.
 

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Architecture