The ostensible material this week is Random Forests. They are a generalization of Classification/Regression Trees. No assignment for Monday; everything will be done in class. Redo the class material and hand it in on Wednesday (not Friday – we will go over the results in class.)
Here is the assignment for Wednesday, including the readings on Random Forests. BDA18 Random Forest Assign May 2, 2018.
Here is the material used in class. BDA18 Random Forests2018B
The other agenda this week is to develop your skills in debugging. This is the key skill of writing code: figuring out what is wrong and how to fix it.
For Week 6, text mining. Here is the assignment for next Monday BDA18 Text mining #1 assign. (Short assignment handed in Sunday night.)