*2018-02-24 14:47:00 +0000*

Classification, Logistic Regression

Logistic regression is classified as a linear method because its decision boundary is linear, not because we can get a solution of the problem by solving a linear equation (Since it brings MLE problem to solve the logistic regression problem, it generally does not even provide analytic solution).

Logistic regression makes the decision to make sense much more than the plain linear regression when it comes to the classification problem. The reason is that logistic regression tries for the estimtes to mimick the probabilistic behaviors, while linear regression doesnâ€™t care that aspects.

Below is my jupyter notebook (hosted on kyso.io) containing (a little bit) details of the story. Its original version is on github repo.

- The Element of Statistical Learning, 2E, Hastie et al.
- https://github.com/dgkim5360/the-elements-of-statistical-learning-notebooks#(shameless plug)