Free
Course

How to Choose a Linear Regression Model

Learn about the differences between different regression models and how to decide which one to use.

  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 2 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

While it is can be easy to make a model, the real science comes in choosing which model best fits your problem, and tuning your model to be just right. This course is an introduction to tools, techniques, and best practices for choosing a linear regression model and how to report your choices.

Syllabus

The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment

Reviews from learners

  • The progress I have made since starting to use codecademy is immense! I can study for short periods or long periods at my own convenience - mostly late in the evenings.
    Chris
    Codecademy Learner @ USA
  • I felt like I learned months in a week. I love how Codecademy uses learning by practice and gives great challenges to help the learner to understand a new concept and subject.
    Rodrigo
    Codecademy Learner @ UK
  • Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.
    John-Andrew
    Codecademy Learner @ USA

Our learners work at

  • Google Logo
  • Meta Logo
  • Apple Logo
  • EA Logo
  • Amazon Logo
  • IBM Logo
  • Microsoft Logo
  • Reddit Logo
  • Spotify Logo
  • Uber Logo
  • YouTube Logo
  • Instagram Logo

Frequently asked questions about How to Choose a Linear Regression Model

  • A linear regression model is a type of predictive model we use to understand and illustrate data and the relationships within them.

Join over 50 million learners and start How to Choose a Linear Regression Model today!

Start

Looking for something else?

Browse more topics

View full catalog

Unlock additional features with a paid plan

  • Practice Projects

    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
  • Assessments

    Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.
  • Certificate of Completion

    Earn a document to prove you've completed a course or path that you can share with your network.