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Statistical Modeling: The Two Cultures, by Leo Breiman


There are two cultures in the use of statistical modeling to reach conclusions from data. One assumes that the data are generated by a given stochastic data model. The other uses algorithmic models and treats the data mechanism as unknown - read the full paper.



Statistical Modeling: The Two Cultures, by Dr. Leo BreimanStatistical Modeling: The Two Cultures

In this paper, Breiman reviews:

  • His road map
  • Projects in consulting
  • Return to the university
  • The use of data models
  • The limitations of data models
  • Algorithmic modeling
  • Rashomon and the multiplicity of good models
  • Occam and simplicity vs. accuracy
  • and more!

Read this important paper provided by Salford Systems at no cost.


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