Why Saying a ‘One Unit Increase’ Doesn’t Work in Logistic Regression

Summary: Logistic regression produces coefficients that are the log odds. Take e raised to the log odds to get the coefficients in odds. Odds have an exponential growth rather than a linear growth for every one unit increase. A two unit increase in x results in a squared increase from the odds coefficient. To get […]

Logistic regression probabilities follows a logistic curve and the differences form, what looks like a t distribution

Pyspark ALS and Recommendation Outputs

Lately, I’ve written a few iterations of pyspark to develop a recommender system (I’ve had some practice creating recommender systems in pyspark). I ran into a situation where I needed to generate some recommendations on some different datasets. My problem was that I had to decipher some of the prediction documentation. Because of my struggles, […]


Writing Quality Data Mining Code

Summary: Writing better quality data mining code requires you to write code that is self-explanatory and does one thing at a time well. In terms of analysis, you should be cross-validating and watching for slowly changing relationships in the data.

Split Your Code Apart!