Lulu  Hegmann

Lulu Hegmann


Understand and build: logistic regression from scratch

Here, we’ll cover the maths of the model, how to train it, and how to build it in Python using numpy.

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Understand and build: logistic regression from scratch
Angela  Dickens

Angela Dickens


Regression: Linear Regression

Machine learning algorithms are not your regular algorithms that we may be used to because they are often described by a combination of some complex statistics and mathematics. Since it is very important to understand the background of any algorithm you want to implement, this could pose a challenge to people with a non-mathematical background as the maths can sap your motivation by slowing you down.

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In this article, we would be discussing linear and logistic regression and some regression techniques assuming we all have heard or even learnt about the Linear model in Mathematics class at high school. Hopefully, at the end of the article, the concept would be clearer.

**Regression Analysis **is a statistical process for estimating the relationships between the dependent variables (say Y) and one or more independent variables or predictors (X). It explains the changes in the dependent variables with respect to changes in select predictors. Some major uses for regression analysis are in determining the strength of predictors, forecasting an effect, and trend forecasting. It finds the significant relationship between variables and the impact of predictors on dependent variables. In regression, we fit a curve/line (regression/best fit line) to the data points, such that the differences between the distances of data points from the curve/line are minimized.

#regression #machine-learning #beginner #logistic-regression #linear-regression #deep learning

Arno  Bradtke

Arno Bradtke


Linear Regression VS Logistic Regression (MACHINE LEARNING)

Linear Regression and Logistic Regression are** two algorithms of machine learning **and these are mostly used in the data science field.

Linear Regression:> It is one of the algorithms of machine learning which is used as a technique to solve various use cases in the data science field. It is generally used in the case of continuous output. For e.g if ‘Area’ and ‘Bhk’ of the house is given as an input and we have found the ‘Price’ of the house, so this is called a regression problem.

Mechanism:> In the diagram below X is input and Y is output value.

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5 Regression algorithms: Explanation & Implementation in Python

Take your current understanding and skills on machine learning algorithms to the next level with this article. What is regression analysis in simple words? How is it applied in practice for real-world problems? And what is the possible snippet of codes in Python you can use for implementation regression algorithms for various objectives? Let’s forget about boring learning stuff and talk about science and the way it works.

#linear-regression-python #linear-regression #multivariate-regression #regression #python-programming

Logistic Regression-Theory and Practice


In this article, I will be explaining how to use the concept of regression, in specific logistic regression to the problems involving classification. Classification problems are everywhere around us, the classic ones would include mail classification, weather classification, etc. All these data, if needed can be used to train a Logistic regression model to predict the class of any future example.


This article is going to cover the following sub-topics:

  1. Introduction to classification problems.
  2. Logistic regression and all its properties such as hypothesis, decision boundary, cost, cost function, gradient descent, and its necessary analysis.
  3. Developing a logistic regression model from scratch using python, pandas, matplotlib, and seaborn and training it on the Breast cancer dataset.
  4. Training an in-built Logistic regression model from sklearn using the Breast cancer dataset to verify the previous model.

Introduction to classification problems:

Classification problems can be explained based on the Breast Cancer dataset where there are two types of tumors (Benign and Malignant). It can be represented as:

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This is a classification problem with 2 classes, 0 & 1. Generally, the classification problems have multiple classes say, 0,1,2 and 3.


The link to the Breast cancer dataset used in this article is given below:

Breast Cancer Wisconsin (Diagnostic) Data Set

Predict whether the cancer is benign or malignant

  1. Let’s import the dataset to a pandas dataframe:
import pandas as pd
read_df = pd.read_csv('breast_cancer.csv')
df = read_df.copy()

2. The following dataframe is obtained:


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Data analysis:

Let us plot the mean area of the clump and its classification and see if we can find a relation between them.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import seaborn as sns
from sklearn import preprocessing
label_encoder = preprocessing.LabelEncoder()
df.diagnosis = label_encoder.fit_transform(df.diagnosis)
sns.set(style = 'whitegrid')
sns.lmplot(x = 'area_mean', y = 'diagnosis', data = df, height = 10, aspect = 1.5, y_jitter = 0.1)

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We can infer from the plot that most of the tumors having an area less than 500 are benign(represented by zero) and those having area more than 1000 are malignant(represented by 1). The tumors having a mean area between 500 to 1000 are both benign and malignant, therefore show that the classification depends on more factors other than mean area. A linear regression line is also plotted for further analysis.

#machine-learning #logistic-regression #regression #data-sceince #classification #deep learning

The Best Way to Build a Chatbot in 2021

A useful tool several businesses implement for answering questions that potential customers may have is a chatbot. Many programming languages give web designers several ways on how to make a chatbot for their websites. They are capable of answering basic questions for visitors and offer innovation for businesses.

With the help of programming languages, it is possible to create a chatbot from the ground up to satisfy someone’s needs.

Plan Out the Chatbot’s Purpose

Before building a chatbot, it is ideal for web designers to determine how it will function on a website. Several chatbot duties center around fulfilling customers’ needs and questions or compiling and optimizing data via transactions.

Some benefits of implementing chatbots include:

  • Generating leads for marketing products and services
  • Improve work capacity when employees cannot answer questions or during non-business hours
  • Reducing errors while providing accurate information to customers or visitors
  • Meeting customer demands through instant communication
  • Alerting customers about their online transactions

Some programmers may choose to design a chatbox to function through predefined answers based on the questions customers may input or function by adapting and learning via human input.

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