By Hui Li, Principal Staff Scientist, Data Science, at SAS.
A typical question asked by a beginner, when facing a wide variety of machine learning algorithms, is “which algorithm should I use?” The answer to the question varies depending on many factors, including:
Even an experienced data scientist cannot tell which algorithm will perform the best before trying different algorithms. We are not advocating a one and done approach, but we do hope to provide some guidance on which algorithms to try first depending on some clear factors.
The machine learning algorithm cheat sheet
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The article describes when using one of the following algorithms: