Know your terms – Inference vs. Prediction (with examples)

Recognizing if you are asking an inferencial question or prediction question is critical to choosing a model Oand algorithm. Let’s build awareness of the difference. Inference Association between response and key variables while adjusting for confounders/interactions. Normally there are few variables that highly impact the response (think pareto law). Estimate association of variables to response

Understanding the Machine Learning Algorithms Landscape…

Here is a list of all popular algorithms available for most data scientist. The real value is knowing when and where to applied them. I find that understanding the functionality of each category is more effective, then understand the difference among specific algorithm within each category. This approach speeds comprehension and recall (e.g. bigger blocks)