GBM package: Generalized Boosted Regression Models
In this talk Mark will explore the GBM package in R, including the fundamentals, hyperparameters, methods, and characteristics, as well as a demonstration. The predictive algorithm behind five top 20 Kaggle finishes, GBM offers competitive accuracy, a wide variety of loss functions, relative speed, and robustness to unprepared input data.
BEER and PIZZA will be provided so come and get to know your fellow Austin UseRs.
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