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Newbie: Objective Function

Discussion in 'Computer Science' started by BluedogVIP, Oct 8, 2018.

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    BluedogVIP Guest

    I am reading the book "Data Science for Business" by Foster Provost & Tom Fawcett. Only a fourth of the way through.

    I am unclear about the concept of Objective Function. I will nevertheless take a stab and would like to seek feedback.

    Say that we decided to use standard linear regression for a given problem (assume we have training data). Is the goal of objective function to determine the best parameters (weights) for this training data?

    Thanks in advance!

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