How do Regression Trees Work?

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Previously we spoke about decision trees and how they could be used in classification problems. Now we shift our focus onto regression trees. Regression trees are different in that they aim to predict an outcome that can be considered a real number (e.g. the price of a house, or the height of an individual). The term “regression” may sound familiar to you, and it should be. We see the term present itself in a very popular statistical technique called linear regression. Although linear regression and regression are not alike, the basic idea behind the “regression” part remains the same. Regression…...

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Luka Beverin As a current Masters in Statistics student, Luka is eager to simplify complex topics and provide big-data solutions to real-world problems. He also has an educational background in actuarial and financial engineering. In his spare time, Luka enjoys traveling, writing on machine learning topics and taking part in data science competitions.