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When should I standardize and normalize data?

Standardization refers to scaling a variable that has a Gaussian distribution such that it has a mean of zero and a standard deviation of one. Normalization refers to scaling a variable that has any distribution so that all values are between zero and one. It is possible to normalize after standardizing a variable. Generally, normalization […]

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How to Normalize and Standardize Time Series Data in Python

How to Normalize and Standardize Time Series Data in Python

Some machine learning algorithms will achieve better performance if your time series data has a consistent scale or distribution. Two techniques that you can use to consistently rescale your time series data are normalization and standardization. In this tutorial, you will discover how you can apply normalization and standardization rescaling to your time series data […]

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Hyperparameter Optimization With Random Search and Grid Search

Hyperparameter Optimization With Random Search and Grid Search

Machine learning models have hyperparameters that you must set in order to customize the model to your dataset. Often the general effects of hyperparameters on a model are known, but how to best set a hyperparameter and combinations of interacting hyperparameters for a given dataset is challenging. There are often general heuristics or rules of […]

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Histogram of Each Variable in the Diabetes Classification Dataset

How to Selectively Scale Numerical Input Variables for Machine Learning

Many machine learning models perform better when input variables are carefully transformed or scaled prior to modeling. It is convenient, and therefore common, to apply the same data transforms, such as standardization and normalization, equally to all input variables. This can achieve good results on many problems. Nevertheless, better results may be achieved by carefully […]

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