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Activity: Model Evaluation - Activity Description & Resources
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This learning activity is so we can learn how to properly evaluate the machine learning models we create as learning activities. You can either create a new model and evaluate it using a method that's appropriate for that model, or you can learn a new evaluation technique and apply it to one of the models you created in a previous activity.

Sebastian Raschka introduced some validation and model evaluation concepts like k-fold cross-validation in the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 8 (skip to about 58 minutes), and we reference chapter 6 of his book, Python Machine Learning.

Check out Sebastian's Github repository for the book, which includes code for the chapter (more than is in the book) and demonstrates techniques for several model evaluation metrics.


I'll list more learning resources below. Please add your favorite resources to this thread, and start a new thread to explain which new evaluation techique you used, and how it helped you better understand your model!

"How to Evaluate Machine Learning models" series of Dato blog posts by Alice Zheng

benhammer on github evaluation metrics implementations in several languages

Model selection and evaluation with scikit-learn (python)

Classification evaluation metrics ®

ROC and AUC explained (Data School on YouTube)

Chapter 2 of the "Introduction to Machine Learning with R" class on DataCamp is all about Performance Measures
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