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Introduction to Predictive Methods – SAS and R

The following is the content for the course i advise for a small group two days type session at Institute of Analytics.

Introduction to Predictive Models:

Day 1:

– Data Sources
– Defining Predicand
– Measures of relationship
– Predictive equation
– SAS approach
– Case studies for binomial

– Binomial vs. Multinomial Classes
– The importance of multinomial classes in segmentation approaches
– Case studies for multinomial – using Multinomial vs. two step approach
– Decision Trees

Day 2:

– Ordered Multinomial – Nested Models
– Decision trees and C5
– Random Forests
– Gradient Boosting methods


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