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Predictive model information

Predictive model parameters description.


Current predictive model method.

Available classification models

For R Caret via OpenCPU:

rfRandom Forest
gbmStochastic Gradient Boosting Machine
svmLinearSupport Vector Machines with Linear Kernel
svmRadialSupport Vector Machines with Radial Basis Function Kernel

For H2O:

Deep LearningDeep Learning (Neural Networks)
Distributed Random ForestDRF
Generalized Linear ModelGLM
Gradient Boosting MachineGBM
Naive Bayes Classifier
K-Means Clustering
Principal Component AnalysisPCA


The mean squared error (MSE) or mean squared deviation (MSD) of an estimator measures the average of the squares of the errors or deviations—that is, the difference between the estimator and what is estimated.


The root-mean-square error (RMSE) is a frequently used measure of the differences between values ( sample and population values) predicted by a model or an estimator and the values actually observed. The RMSE represents the sample standard deviation of the differences between predicted values and observed values.


Number of observations.

Correlation (corr or r2)

Correlation is any of a broad class of statistical relationships involving dependence, though in common usage it most often refers to the extent to which two variables have a linear relationship with each other. The most familiar measure of dependence between two quantities is the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, or "Pearson's correlation coefficient", commonly called simply "the correlation coefficient". It is obtained by dividing the covariance of the two variables by the product of their standard deviations.

Log loss

Logarithmic loss measures the performance of a classification model where the prediction input is a probability value between 0 and 1. The goal of our machine learning models is to minimize this value. A perfect model would have a log loss of 0. Log loss increases as the predicted probability diverges from the actual label. So predicting a probability of .012 when the actual observation label is 1 would be bad and result in a high log loss.


The area under the ROC curve (AUC) is equal to the probability that a classifier will rank a randomly chosen positive instance higher than a randomly chosen negative one (assuming 'positive' ranks higher than 'negative').


The Gini coefficient (sometimes expressed as a Gini ratio or a normalized Gini index) measures the inequality among values of a frequency distribution. A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality, where all values are the same.

Roc curve

Receiver operating characteristic curve, i.e. ROC curve, is a graphical plot that illustrates the diagnostic ability of a binary classifier system as its discrimination threshold is varied.

The ROC curve is created by plotting the true positive rate (TPR) against the false positive rate ( FPR) at various threshold settings. The true-positive rate is also known as sensitivity, recall or probability of detection in machine learning. The false-positive rate is also known as the fall-out or probability of false alarm and can be calculated as (1 - specificity). The ROC curve is thus the sensitivity as a function of fall-out.

ROC analysis provides tools to select possibly optimal models and to discard suboptimal ones independently from (and prior to specifying) the cost context or the class distribution. ROC analysis is related in a direct and natural way to cost/benefit analysis of diagnostic decision making.

Confusion matrix

Confusion matrix, also known as an error matrix, is a specific table layout that allows visualization of the performance of an algorithm, typically a supervised learning one (in unsupervised learning it is usually called a matching matrix). Each column of the matrix represents the instances in a predicted class while each row represents the instances in an actual class (or vice versa). The name stems from the fact that it makes it easy to see if the system is confusing two classes (i.e. commonly mislabelling one as another).

It is a special kind of contingency table, with two dimensions ("actual" and "predicted"), and identical sets of " classes" in both dimensions (each combination of dimension and class is a variable in the contingency table).

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