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The Data Science Workshop

By : Anthony So, Thomas V. Joseph, Robert Thas John, Andrew Worsley, Dr. Samuel Asare
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The Data Science Workshop

By: Anthony So, Thomas V. Joseph, Robert Thas John, Andrew Worsley, Dr. Samuel Asare

Overview of this book

You already know you want to learn data science, and a smarter way to learn data science is to learn by doing. The Data Science Workshop focuses on building up your practical skills so that you can understand how to develop simple machine learning models in Python or even build an advanced model for detecting potential bank frauds with effective modern data science. You'll learn from real examples that lead to real results. Throughout The Data Science Workshop, you'll take an engaging step-by-step approach to understanding data science. You won't have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you're short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day or spend an entire weekend training a model using sci-kit learn. It's your choice. Learning on your terms, you'll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding. Every physical print copy of The Data Science Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you'll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track progress, and receive content updates. You'll even earn a secure credential that you can share and verify online upon completion. It's a premium learning experience that's included with your printed copy. To redeem, follow the instructions located at the start of your data science book. Fast-paced and direct, The Data Science Workshop is the ideal companion for data science beginners. You'll learn about machine learning algorithms like a data scientist, learning along the way. This process means that you'll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve

Recall the True Positive Rate, which we discussed earlier. It is also called sensitivity. Also recall that what we try to do with a logistic regression model is find a threshold value such that above that threshold value, we predict that our input falls into a certain class, and below that threshold, we predict that it doesn't.

The Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve is a plot that shows how the true positive and false positive rates vary for a model as the threshold is changed.

Let's do an exercise to enhance our understanding of the ROC curve.

Exercise 6.12: Computing and Plotting ROC Curve for a Binary Classification Problem

The goal of this exercise is to plot the ROC curve for a binary classification problem. The data for this problem is used to predict whether or not a mother will require a caesarian section to give birth.


The dataset that you will be using in this chapter can be found...