Objectives and Content
The course presents various advanced methods within data science for predictive modelling and the use of R. Methods for regression, including non-linear regression and generalized additive models, and methods for classification, including trees, boosting and Support Vector Machines, will be examined. The course will focus on practical use in r, without going into details of the mathematical theory of the methods.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes:
- Knows the basic ideas underpinning carious methods in data science/predictive modelling
- Can implement various models within data science/predictive modelling in R
- use data science methods on real data sets and perform predictions
- have an overview of how data science methods can be used to analyze larger data sets
Level of Study
Required Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Teaching and learning methods
Digital lectures and/or videos approx 2 hours pr. week.
computer lab / approx 2 hours a week for 9 weeks
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Needs 5 out of 9 apprived mandatory hand-ins.
Forms of Assessment
Digital home-exam 3 days
Examination Support Material