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Logistic regression

Logistic regression

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I can’t grasp the logic behind logistic regression..
Can you help me?

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365 Team

Hi Victor!
 
Great to have you in the course and thanks for reaching out!
 
Nothing to worry about. This is a topic that requires not only solid theoretical understanding, but also a certain amount of practice.
 
Theoretically, as any other regression analysis, logistic regression aims to explain the relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable. With one important distinction – the dependent variable must be binary (i.e. 1 or 0; ‘yes’ or ‘no’, and others).
 
Therefore, while dealing with logistic regression, albeit you are dealing with a regression, there are several techniques that are peculiar just for this type.
 
Please refer to Section 5, Lecture 15, Minute 3:20 for a theoretical explanation.
 
However, if you are more interested in the subject, I would like to suggest to subscribe to our course The Data Science Course 2018: Complete Data Science Bootcamp. There we apply this topic in an exercise, and discuss it in detail.
 
Hope this helps.
Best,
365 Team

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