Articles by R on The Stats Guy

The intuition behind averaging

December 25, 2020 | R on The Stats Guy

Introduction A peculiar example Minimizing our error What minimizes the squared error? - a simulation Extensions and implications Introduction Everyone knows what the average is. To find the average of the bunch of numbers, simply add them all ...
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Random Forests in R

July 19, 2016 | R on The Stats Guy

Introduction As the name suggests, random forest models basically contain an ensemble of decision tree models, with each decision tree predicting the same response variable. The response may be categorical, in which case being a classification prob...
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