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Data AnalysisPython ProgrammingMachine LearningExploratory Data Analysis
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1
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5 heures pour terminer

Decision Trees

In this session, you will learn about decision trees, a type of data mining algorithm that can select from among a large number of variables those and their interactions that are most important in predicting the target or response variable to be explained. Decision trees create segmentations or subgroups in the data, by applying a series of simple rules or criteria over and over again, which choose variable constellations that best predict the target variable....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 40 min), 15 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Machine Learning and the Bias Variance Trade-Off6 min
What Is a Decision Tree?5 min
What is the Process of Growing a Decision Tree?4 min
Building a Decision Tree with SAS9 min
Strengths and Weaknesses of Decision Trees in SAS4 min
Building a Decision Tree with Python9 min
Reading15 lectures
Some Guidance for Learners New to the Specialization10 min
SAS or Python - Which to Choose?10 min
Getting Started with SAS10 min
Getting Started with Python10 min
Course Codebooks10 min
Course Data Sets10 min
Uploading Your Own Data to SAS10 min
Data Set for Decision Tree Videos (tree_addhealth.csv)10 min
SAS Code: Decision Trees10 min
CART Paper - Prevention Science10 min
Python Code: Decision Trees10 min
Installing Graphviz and pydotplus10 min
Getting Set up for Assignments10 min
Tumblr Instructions10 min
Assignment Example10 min
Semaine
2
Heures pour terminer
3 heures pour terminer

Random Forests

In this session, you will learn about random forests, a type of data mining algorithm that can select from among a large number of variables those that are most important in determining the target or response variable to be explained. Unlike decision trees, the results of random forests generalize well to new data....
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 25 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Building a Random Forest with SAS7 min
Building a Random Forest with Python6 min
Validation and Cross-Validation7 min
Reading4 lectures
SAS code: Random Forests10 min
The HPForest Procedure in SAS10 min
Python Code: Random Forests10 min
Assignment Example10 min
Semaine
3
Heures pour terminer
3 heures pour terminer

Lasso Regression

Lasso regression analysis is a shrinkage and variable selection method for linear regression models. The goal of lasso regression is to obtain the subset of predictors that minimizes prediction error for a quantitative response variable. The lasso does this by imposing a constraint on the model parameters that causes regression coefficients for some variables to shrink toward zero. Variables with a regression coefficient equal to zero after the shrinkage process are excluded from the model. Variables with non-zero regression coefficients variables are most strongly associated with the response variable. Explanatory variables can be either quantitative, categorical or both. In this session, you will apply and interpret a lasso regression analysis. You will also develop experience using k-fold cross validation to select the best fitting model and obtain a more accurate estimate of your model’s test error rate. To test a lasso regression model, you will need to identify a quantitative response variable from your data set if you haven’t already done so, and choose a few additional quantitative and categorical predictor (i.e. explanatory) variables to develop a larger pool of predictors. Having a larger pool of predictors to test will maximize your experience with lasso regression analysis. Remember that lasso regression is a machine learning method, so your choice of additional predictors does not necessarily need to depend on a research hypothesis or theory. Take some chances, and try some new variables. The lasso regression analysis will help you determine which of your predictors are most important. Note also that if you are working with a relatively small data set, you do not need to split your data into training and test data sets. The cross-validation method you apply is designed to eliminate the need to split your data when you have a limited number of observations. ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 32 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Testing a Lasso Regression with SAS10 min
Data Management for Lasso Regression in Python3 min
Testing a Lasso Regression Model in Python10 min
Lasso Regression Limitations2 min
Reading3 lectures
SAS Code: Lasso Regression10 min
Python Code: Lasso Regression10 min
Assignment Example10 min
Semaine
4
Heures pour terminer
3 heures pour terminer

K-Means Cluster Analysis

Cluster analysis is an unsupervised machine learning method that partitions the observations in a data set into a smaller set of clusters where each observation belongs to only one cluster. The goal of cluster analysis is to group, or cluster, observations into subsets based on their similarity of responses on multiple variables. Clustering variables should be primarily quantitative variables, but binary variables may also be included. In this session, we will show you how to use k-means cluster analysis to identify clusters of observations in your data set. You will gain experience in interpreting cluster analysis results by using graphing methods to help you determine the number of clusters to interpret, and examining clustering variable means to evaluate the cluster profiles. Finally, you will get the opportunity to validate your cluster solution by examining differences between clusters on a variable not included in your cluster analysis. You can use the same variables that you have used in past weeks as clustering variables. If most or all of your previous explanatory variables are categorical, you should identify some additional quantitative clustering variables from your data set. Ideally, most of your clustering variables will be quantitative, although you may also include some binary variables. In addition, you will need to identify a quantitative or binary response variable from your data set that you will not include in your cluster analysis. You will use this variable to validate your clusters by evaluating whether your clusters differ significantly on this response variable using statistical methods, such as analysis of variance or chi-square analysis, which you learned about in Course 2 of the specialization (Data Analysis Tools). Note also that if you are working with a relatively small data set, you do not need to split your data into training and test data sets. ...
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 42 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Running a k-Means Cluster Analysis in SAS, pt. 18 min
Running a k-Means Cluster Analysis in SAS, pt. 26 min
Running a k-Means Cluster Analysis in Python, pt. 18 min
Running a k-Means Cluster Analysis in Python, pt. 210 min
k-Means Cluster Analysis Limitations2 min
Reading3 lectures
SAS Code: k-Means Cluster Analysis10 min
Python Code: k-Means Cluster Analysis10 min
Assignment Example10 min
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Meilleurs avis

par BCOct 5th 2016

Very good course. I recommend to anyone who's interested in data analysis and machine learning.

par DBJan 25th 2018

There is some problems because of changes both in SAS and Python after creating the course

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Jen Rose

Research Professor
Psychology
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Lisa Dierker

Professor
Psychology

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À propos de la Spécialisation Data Analysis and Interpretation

Learn SAS or Python programming, expand your knowledge of analytical methods and applications, and conduct original research to inform complex decisions. The Data Analysis and Interpretation Specialization takes you from data novice to data expert in just four project-based courses. You will apply basic data science tools, including data management and visualization, modeling, and machine learning using your choice of either SAS or Python, including pandas and Scikit-learn. Throughout the Specialization, you will analyze a research question of your choice and summarize your insights. In the Capstone Project, you will use real data to address an important issue in society, and report your findings in a professional-quality report. You will have the opportunity to work with our industry partners, DRIVENDATA and The Connection. Help DRIVENDATA solve some of the world's biggest social challenges by joining one of their competitions, or help The Connection better understand recidivism risk for people on parole in substance use treatment. Regular feedback from peers will provide you a chance to reshape your question. This Specialization is designed to help you whether you are considering a career in data, work in a context where supervisors are looking to you for data insights, or you just have some burning questions you want to explore. No prior experience is required. By the end you will have mastered statistical methods to conduct original research to inform complex decisions....
Data Analysis and Interpretation

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