Decision trees and tree-based ensembles are supervised learning models used for problems involving classification and regression. This course covers everything from using a single tree to more advanced bagging and boosting ensemble methods in SAS Viya. The course includes discussions of tree-structured predictive models and the methodology for growing, pruning, and assessing decision trees, forest models, and gradient boosting models. The course also explains isolation forest (an unsupervised learning algorithm for anomaly detection), deep forest (an alternative for neural network deep learning), and Poisson and Tweedie gradient boosted regression trees. In addition, many of the auxiliary uses of trees, such as exploratory data analysis, dimension reduction, and missing value imputation, are examined, and running open source in SAS and running SAS in open source are demonstrated for tree-based ensemble models.
The self-study e-learning includes:
Annotatable course notes in PDF format.
Virtual lab time to practice.
Learn How To
Build tree-structured models, including classification trees and regression trees.
Use the methodology for growing, pruning, and assessing decision trees.
Build tree-based ensemble models, including forest and gradient boosting.
Run isolation forest and Poisson and Tweedie gradient boosted regression tree models.
Provide an introduction to deep forest models.
Implement open source in SAS and SAS in open source.
Use decision trees for exploratory data analysis, dimension reduction, and missing value imputation.
Who Should Attend
Predictive modelers and data analysts who want to build decision trees and ensembles of decision trees using SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning in SAS Viya
Before attending this course, you should have the following:;
An understanding of basic statistical concepts. You can gain this knowledge from the SAS® Visual Statistics in SAS® Viya®: Interactive Model Building course.
Familiarity with SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning software. You can gain this knowledge from the Machine Learning Using SAS Viya course.
SAS Products Covered
SAS Viya;SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning
Introduction to Decision Trees
Tree-based models in SAS Viya.
Growing a Decision Tree
Missing values and variable importance.
Preventing Overfitting in Decision Trees
Secondary uses of decision trees.
Ensembles of Trees: Bagging, Boosting, and Forest
Bagging and boosting.
Open-source random forest models.
Isolation forest models.
Introducing deep forest models.
Tree-Based Gradient Boosting Machines
Overview of gradient boosting.
Tuning a gradient boosting model.
Gradient boosting for transfer learning.
Gradient boosted Poisson and Tweedie regression trees.
SAS gradient boosting using open source.
A Practice Case Study
Creating decision trees.
Creating tree-based ensemble models.
The hands-on lab is preconfigured to support this course and will not support hands-on practice for all your enrolled courses.
Hands-On Lab Reservation System
When you are planning your study time, keep in mind that the virtual lab takes 60-75 minutes to start
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