In this webinar we’ll introduce you to a powerful tree-based machine learning algorithm called gradient boosting. Gradient boosting often outperforms linear regression, Random Forests, and CART. Boosted trees automatically handle variable selection, variable interactions, nonlinear relationships, outliers, and missing values.

We’ll see that CART decision trees are the foundation of gradient boosting and discuss some of the advantages of boosting versus a Random Forest. We will explore the gradient boosting algorithm and discuss t