Module overviewΒΆ

What you will learnΒΆ

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 startedΒΆ

The required technical skills to carry on this module are:

  • skills acquired during the β€œThe Predictive Modeling Pipeline” module with basic usage of scikit-learn;

  • skills acquired during the β€œSelecting The Best Model” module, mainly around the concept of underfit/overfit and the usage of cross-validation in scikit-learn.

Objectives and time scheduleΒΆ

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.