GBMs are awesome: Part I

August 19, 2014

(This article was first published on R Video Blog! , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

GBMs have become my favorite type of model over the last two years. In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to use a GBM for binary classification in R (predicting whether an event occurs or not). I also discuss basic model tuning and model inference with GBMs. Stay tuned for a second part focused on tuning parameters, variable selection, and cross validation with GBM!

Using a GBM for Classification in R from Wallace Campbell on Vimeo.

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