What you will learn#
This module gives some insights regarding feature selection. Besides motivating the benefit of using feature selection, we also illustrate some of the known caveats.
Before getting started#
The required technical skills to carry on this module are:
skills acquired during the “The Predictive Modeling Pipeline” module with basic usage of scikit-learn;
skills acquired during the “Selecting The Best Model” module, mainly around the concept of underfit/overfit and the usage of cross-validation in scikit-learn.
Objectives and time schedule#
The objective in the module are the following:
understand in which case feature selection is beneficial;
be aware of the caveats and how to put into practice feature selection techniques.
The estimated time to go through this module is about 50 minutes.