How Is the Partial Dependence Plot Computed?

Chris Kuo/Dr. Dataman
Dataman in AI
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4 min readApr 28, 2022

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In linear regression, the relationship between the target and a feature can be easily observed by the sign of the coefficient. How can we discover the relationships between the target and variables in a machine-learning model? The solution is the Partial Dependence Plot (PDP). It shows the marginal effect that one or two features have on the predicted outcome. It shows whether the relationship between the target…

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Chris Kuo/Dr. Dataman
Dataman in AI

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