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The Shape of the Trees in Gradient Boosting Machines

Posted by Salford Systems on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 @ 01:09 PM

Our CEO and founder, Dr. Dan Steinberg recently wrote about gradient boosting machines. Gradient boosting machines are a powerful machine learning technique, and have been deployed with great success over the years in Kaggle competitions.

However, specifics of the construction and core ideas of gradient boosting machines can remain a bit murky. For more a more detailed look at the shapes and sizes of the trees formed in gradient boosting machines, read the discussion on Dr. Steinberg's blog:

details on the shape and size of trees in gradient boosting

Topics: TreeNet, stochastic gradient boosting, machine learning, gradient boosting machine, Jerome Friedman, gradient boosting, gradient boosting machine learning