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Xgboost Regression as a predictive macro

XGboost regression is now the benchmark for every Kaggle competition and seems to consistently outperform random forest, spline regression, and all of the more basic models. For those of us using predictive modeling on a regular basis in our actual work, this tool would allow for a quick improvement in our model accuracy. And I think, from a marketing standpoint, having a core group of users competing in Kaggle using Alteryx would be a great way to show off Alteryx's power.

 

It is readily available as an R package: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/xgboost/index.html

29 Comments
TylerN
7 - Meteor

Seems like a great addition for Alteryx to include on many levels.

JohnJPS
15 - Aurora

I checked out the "Boosted" model and see that it basically wraps the "gbm" model in R.  I would like to request a similar wrapping for the newer xgb (or xgboost) -- eXtreme Gradient Boosting, which is very fast and accurate, and is winning Kaggle competitions left and right.  It would be a great addition and is something SAS probably won't have it for another 10 years, if ever.

 

Atabarezz
13 - Pulsar

And next we expect a deepNN tool as well... 🙂

JohnJPS
15 - Aurora

Aside: lightgbm and catboost now in the mix as well.

 

PedrodeOl
9 - Comet

Upvote! The performance and accuracy with xgbm is far away better than gbm.

TimothyL
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

@JohnJPS  @PedrodeOl  Here is the latest XGBoost macro in both R & Python version: https://gallery.alteryx.com/#!app/XGBoost/5ca42dfe826fd31188cd0f08

 

Give a try and let me know if any issue. Will publish a blog to explain the feature soon. Cheers, TL

 

 

TimothyL
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

@MarshallG @TylerN   Here is the latest XGBoost macro in both R & Python version: https://gallery.alteryx.com/#!app/XGBoost/5ca42dfe826fd31188cd0f08

 

Give a try and let me know if any issue. Will publish a blog to explain the feature soon. Cheers, TL

PedrodeOl
9 - Comet

@TimothyL 

 

Thank you!

TimothyL
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)
TimothyL
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)