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CatBoost is an open-source gradient boosting on decision trees library with categorical features support out of the box for Python & R

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L2 Regularization in CatBoost

I am studying the CatBoost paper https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.09516.pdf (particularly Function BuildTree in page 16), and noticed that it did not mention regularization. In particular, split selection ...
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negative value of prediction from a training set that only contains positives

a catboost model recently gave me a % of predictions that are negative while none of the training set contains negative values for the label. How is this possible especially in cases where the % of ...
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Model Size of Random Forest VS CatBoost

I trained models based on the same dataset, using random forest (sklearn) and CatBoost. I use n_estimators=1000 for random forest, and n_estimators(iterations)=1000 for CatBoost. The random forest ...
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Tweak Model or Process to Focus More on Category Values for Regression

I have built a machine learning model using Catboost and I noticed something as I examine the results. When I am looking at the results there is a big fluctuation in the errors between my test set and ...
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Negative Feature Importance Value in CatBoost LossFunctionChange

I am using CatBoost for ranking task. I am using QueryRMSE as my loss function. I notice for some features, the feature importance values are negative and I don't know how to interpret them. It says ...
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AUPRC vs AUROC and updating training set in quasi-classification problem

I have an unbalanced classification problem (95% "0", 5% "1") regarding quality control."0" means "no problem" and "1" means "problem". I'm not predicting real cases one by one, this is, my client ...
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Feature Interaction Strength in Catboost

I was wondering if anyone knew how the feature interaction strength is calculated in the catboost package. The documentation https://catboost.ai/docs/concepts/output-data_feature-analysis_feature-...
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(Low cardinality) categorical features handling in gradient boosting libraries

In some popular gradient boosting libraries (lgb, catboost), they all seems like can handle categorical inputs by just specifying the column names of the categorical features, and pass it into a ...
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Catboost Regression. Function Extrapolation

I'm new at ML and have a problem with catboost. So, I want to predict function value (For example cos | sin etc.). I went over everything but my prediction is always straight line Is it possible and ...
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catboost ignoring my holiday category

I'm experimenting with catboost, predicting electricity demand from temperature, timeofday, dayofweek and if a day is a public holiday or not (and a few other continuous and categorical columns but ...
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Please correct my assumption on how regression trees work

I'm trying to understand how regression trees work, I've been experimenting with catboost and xgboost in python, and I'm getting results which I don't expect, can someone please clarify (and apologies ...
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What are the key hyperparameters to tune in CatBoost?

I've used XGBoost for a long time but I'm new to CatBoost. If I wanted to run a sklearn RandomizedSearchCV, what are CatBoost's hyperparameters worthwhile including for a binary classification problem?...
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IncToDec Catboost Explained

I am struggling to understand how the overfitting detector with catboost works: https://tech.yandex.com/catboost/doc/dg/concepts/overfitting-detector-docpage/#overfitting-detector I am finding ...