Linear Regression in Python: Categorical predictors

Learn how to include categorical predictors in a linear regression model.

Tue May 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM UTC

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In this session, we’ll demonstrate how to include a categorical predictor with two or more categories in a simple linear model. For example, we’ll learn how to predict the price of a New York City apartment based on the borough where it is located. This will help us build our intuition for how to create and interpret more complex linear models.

Speakers

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Sophie Sommer

Codecademy

Sophie is a Curriculum Developer focusing on Data Science content. Sophie is a former classroom teacher with a background in learning analytics and education research.

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Alex Kuntz

Codecademy

Alex is a Senior Curriculum Developer, specializing in Data Science. Before working at Codecademy, Alex taught high school computer science classes.

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