Regularized Logistic Regression

This Demonstration uses a logistic model to fit a selection of binary data. The degree of the underlying two-variable polynomial is 6. It is well known that high-degree models may lead to overfitting of the data. A common strategy to avoid overfitting is the use of regularization. This Demonstration investigates the impact of the regularization parameter on the final shape of the decision boundary.


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The logistic model (or logit model) is a widely used statistical model that, in its basic form, uses a logistic function to model a binary dependent variable.
The model is represented as:
with , a sigmoid function.
The cost function takes the form:
where is the number of training examples and is the regularization parameter.
The data was obtained from [1].
[1] Coursera. "Machine Learning." (Nov 29, 2018)
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