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Hype Cycle History on Predictive Analytics

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So, it is about that time again. For the past few years, Gartner has released its Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies in July. I’ve enjoyed watching this report document the changes in this market.…Continue

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A Tail of 3 Models - The Story of Goodness of Fit with Binary Classification

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Before you select the best model based on your favorite goodness of fit statistic – Mean Squared Error, Gini, K-S, AUC, or misclassification rate – STOP!  Model performance metrics are not a one size fits all measure.  As an analyst, selecting the right performance metric might mean the difference between having an exceptionally good result, and having no result.   

The classic example:  There is only a 3% prevalence of the event of interest in my…


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