XGBoost is one of the most popular machine learning algorithm these days. Regardless of the type of prediction task at hand; regression or classification.
Looking to boost your machine learning competitions score? Here’s a brief summary and introduction to a powerful and popular tool among Kagglers, XGBoost.
XGBoost is short for “Extreme Gradient Boosting”, where the term “Gradient Boosting” is proposed in the paper Greedy Function Approximation: A Gradient Boosting Machine, by Friedman. XGBoost is based
XGBoost re-implements the tree boosting and gained popularity by winning Kaggle and other data science competition since 2015.
Simplifying a complex algorithm