# "How to speed up logistic regression?"

Hi,

the logistic regression operator has several parameters. I'm currently using it with the default values. I have ~150 attributes and ~300 000 examples. What parameters can speed up the learning process without decreasing the regression quality too much?

Thanks

the logistic regression operator has several parameters. I'm currently using it with the default values. I have ~150 attributes and ~300 000 examples. What parameters can speed up the learning process without decreasing the regression quality too much?

Thanks

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## Answers

10Contributor IImake sure you have lots of memory, and fast memory at that.

-Mike

294RM Product Managementsince logistic regression uses an evoluationary approach to find an optimal solution you can reduce the runtime by specifying smaller values for the parameters [tt]max_generations[/tt] or [tt]population_size[/tt]. However you have to be aware, that it is more unlikely to find an optimal solution the more you put constraints on the parameters.

Besides, there are to Weka operators that use other model fitting approaches. Maybe you might want to try these, so you do not have to leave RapidMiner completely!

Regards,

Tobias

39Maven1,751RM Founderand I want to give a hint to our Kernel logistic regression approach "MyKLRLearner" which in my experience is again faster

Cheers,

Ingo