What learners are well suited for count data?

wesselwessel Member Posts: 537 Maven
What learners are well suited for count data?

I'm assuming a small number of samples in the data.
E.g. 30.

Typically I would use Poisson regression, but this is not included in Rapid Miner.

Best regards,

Wessel

Answers

  • wesselwessel Member Posts: 537 Maven
    Maybe someone can mention tips and tricks instead of some learner?

    For example, a trick that is often used is applying a log transformation.
    This transforms counts (which are always positive numbers) into ranging from negative infinity to positive infinity.
    This makes sure your regression never produces predictions that are impossible.
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