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Causal inference bake off (Kaggle style!)

May 19, 2019
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Causal inference bake off (Kaggle style!)

Intro On my last few posts I’ve tried answering high level questions such as “What is Causal inference?”, “How is it different than ML?” and “When should I use it?”. In this post we finally get our hands dirty with some Kaggle style C...

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“X affects Y”. What does that even mean?

March 12, 2019
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“X affects Y”. What does that even mean?

On my last post I gave an intuitive demonstration of what’s causal inference and how it’s different than classic ML. After receiving some feedback I realize that while the post was easy to digest, some confusion remains. In this post I’ll delve a bit deeper into what the “causal” in Causal Inference actually means. Analyzing the effect of X on Y The...

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“X affects Y”. What does that even mean?

March 12, 2019
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“X affects Y”. What does that even mean?

On my last post I gave an intuitive demonstration of what’s causal inference and how it’s different than classic ML. After receiving some feedback I realize that while the post was easy to digest, some confusion remains. In this post I’ll delve a bit deeper into what the “causal” in Causal Inference actually means. Analyzing the effect of X on Y The...

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“Correlation is not causation”. So what is?

February 7, 2019
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“Correlation is not causation”. So what is?

Intro Machine learning applications have been growing in volume and scope rapidly over the last few years. What’s Causal inference, how is it different than plain good ole’ ML and when should you consider using it? In this report I try giving a...

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“Correlation does not imply causation”. So what does?

February 7, 2019
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“Correlation does not imply causation”. So what does?

Machine learning applications have been growing in volume and scope rapidly over the last few years. What’s Causal inference, how is it different than plain good ole’ ML and when should you consider using it? In this report I try giving a short ...

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