Course

Intro to Regularization with Python

Improve machine learning performance with regularization.

  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    2 hours
  • Prerequisites

    1 course
    We suggest you complete the following courses before you get started with Intro to Regularization with Python:
    • Machine Learning: Logistic Regression

About this course

Machine learning models need to perform well not only on their training data, but also on new data. In this course, you will learn how to use regularization to improve performance on new data. You will learn the most common techniques for regularization, how they work, and how to apply them.

Skills you'll gain

  • Minimize overfitting

  • Apply ridge and lasso regularization

  • Understand the bias-variance tradeoff

The platform

Hands-on learning

Animated GIF of an AI learning assistant explaining an error within Codecademy's learning environment
Mobile-friendly version of a lesson and code editor for the course 'Introduction to HTML' running in Codecademy's learning environment
An AI-generated hint within the instructions of a Codecademy project
Animated GIF of a mouse cursor hovering over the Python term "comment" displaying a Docs tooltip within a Codecademy lesson

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

Join over 50 million learners and start Intro to Regularization with Python today!

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.