How to Develop a Bagging Ensemble with Python

Last Updated on September 7, 2020 Bagging is an ensemble machine learning algorithm that combines the predictions from many decision trees. It is also easy to implement given that it has few key hyperparameters and sensible heuristics for configuring these hyperparameters. Bagging performs well in general and provides the basis for a whole field of ensemble of decision tree algorithms such as the popular random forest and extra trees ensemble algorithms, as well as the lesser-known Pasting, Random Subspaces, and […]

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How to Develop an AdaBoost Ensemble in Python

Last Updated on August 13, 2020 Boosting is a class of ensemble machine learning algorithms that involve combining the predictions from many weak learners. A weak learner is a model that is very simple, although has some skill on the dataset. Boosting was a theoretical concept long before a practical algorithm could be developed, and the AdaBoost (adaptive boosting) algorithm was the first successful approach for the idea. The AdaBoost algorithm involves using very short (one-level) decision trees as weak […]

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How to Develop a Gradient Boosting Machine Ensemble in Python

Last Updated on September 7, 2020 The Gradient Boosting Machine is a powerful ensemble machine learning algorithm that uses decision trees. Boosting is a general ensemble technique that involves sequentially adding models to the ensemble where subsequent models correct the performance of prior models. AdaBoost was the first algorithm to deliver on the promise of boosting. Gradient boosting is a generalization of AdaBoosting, improving the performance of the approach and introducing ideas from bootstrap aggregation to further improve the models, […]

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