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## You're reading fromPython Machine Learning (Wiley)

Product type Book
Published in Apr 2019
Publisher Wiley
ISBN-13 9781119545637
Pages 320 pages
Edition 1st Edition
Languages
Concepts
Author (1):
Wei-Meng Lee

1. Cover
2. Introduction
3. CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Machine Learning 4. CHAPTER 2: Extending Python Using NumPy 5. CHAPTER 3: Manipulating Tabular Data Using Pandas 6. CHAPTER 4: Data Visualization Using matplotlib 7. CHAPTER 5: Getting Started with Scikit‐learn for Machine Learning 8. CHAPTER 6: Supervised Learning—Linear Regression 9. CHAPTER 7: Supervised Learning—Classification Using Logistic Regression 10. CHAPTER 8: Supervised Learning—Classification Using Support Vector Machines 11. CHAPTER 9: Supervised Learning—Classification Using K‐Nearest Neighbors (KNN) 12. CHAPTER 10: Unsupervised Learning—Clustering Using K‐Means 13. CHAPTER 11: Using Azure Machine Learning Studio 14. CHAPTER 12: Deploying Machine Learning Models 15. Index
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# What Is Logistic Regression?

In the previous chapter, you learned about linear regression and how you can use it to predict future values. In this chapter, you will learn another supervised machine learning algorithm—logistic regression. Unlike linear regression, logistic regression does not try to predict the value of a numeric variable given a set of inputs. Instead, the output of logistic regression is the probability of a given input point belonging to a specific class. The output of logistic regression always lies in [0,1].

To understand the use of logistic regression, consider the example shown in Figure 7.1. Suppose that you have a dataset containing information about voter income and voting preferences. For this dataset, you can see that low‐income voters tend to vote for candidate B, while high‐income voters tend to favor candidate A.

With this dataset, you would be very interested in trying to predict which...

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