Online Program

Thursday, February 21
SC5 Tree Modeling Thu, Feb 21, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Napoleon A3

Outline & Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will understand:

• What decision trees are and why they are useful modeling algorithms

• How the CART algorithm works to build a decision tree

• Variations of a basic decision tree as implemented in different software tools including CART, JMP, and SAS

• How the Stochastic Gradient Boosting Algorithm works and why it is a powerful predictive (and descriptive) algorithms.

• How the Random Forest Algorithm works and why it is also a powerful algorithm

• Variations in software implementation of Gradient Boosting and Random Forest