Articles by Philipp Probst

New xgboost defaults

February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

xgboost is the most famous R package for gradient boosting and it is since long time on the market. In one of my publications, I created a framework for providing defaults (and tunability measures) and one of the packages that I used there was xgboost. The results provided a default ... [Read more...]

Overview of statistical tests

March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here an overview table of statistical tests that I use for the consultation of medical doctors. Easy-to-use and easy to understand. I usually also hand it over to them. (PDF) [Read more...]

mlr vs. caret

November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Let’s compare the two popular R packages for machine learning mlr and caret. caret is longer on the market, its first CRAN release seems to be from 2007, while mlr came to CRAN on 2013. As for now, caret seems to be more popular, according to cranlogs caret was downloaded 178029 times ... [Read more...]

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