Machine Learning : Factor Analysis Online Course

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This 'Factor Analysis' online training course will help you understand Factor Analysis and its link to linear regression. See how Principal Components Analysis is a cookie cutter technique to solve factor extraction and how it relates to Machine Learning.

Factor analysis helps to cut through the clutter when you have a lot of correlated variables to explain a single effect. In this course, you will follow along with expert instructors to learn about topics such as Mean & Variance, Eigen Vectors, Covariance Matrices, and so much more!Course Highlights:
  • Understand & Analyze Principal Components
  • Use Principal Components for dimensionality reduction and exploratory factor analysis
  • Apply PCA to explain the returns of a technology stock like Apple®
  • Build Regression Models with Principal Components in Excel, R, & Python

Course Requirements:

  • No statistics background required. Everything is built up from basic math.
  • The models are implemented in Excel, R, & Python. Install these environments to follow along with the demos.

Target Audience:

  • Data analysts who want to move from summarizing data to explaining and prediction
  • Folks aspiring to be data scientists
  • Any business professionals who want to apply Factor Analysis and Linear Regression to solve relevant problems
Length: 1 hr 45 min

Course Outline

Chapter 01: Introduction

  • Lesson 01: You, This Course, & Us!

Chapter 02: Factor Analysis & PCA

  • Lesson 01: Factor Analysis & the Link to Regression
  • Lesson 02: Factor Analysis & PCA

Chapter 03: Basic Statistics Required for PCA

  • Lesson 01: Mean & Variance
  • Lesson 02: Covariance & Covariance Matrices
  • Lesson 03: Covariance vs Correlation

Chapter 04: Diving into Principal Components Analysis

  • Lesson 01: The Intuition Behind Principal Components
  • Lesson 02: Finding Principal Components
  • Lesson 03: Understanding the Results of PCA “ Eigen Values
  • Lesson 04: Using Eigen Vectors to find Principal Components
  • Lesson 05: When not to use PCA

Chapter 05: PCA in Excel

  • Lesson 01: Setting up the data
  • Lesson 02: Computing Correlation & Covariance Matrices
  • Lesson 03: PCA using Excel & VBA
  • Lesson 04: PCA & Regression

Chapter 06: PCA in R

  • Lesson 01: Setting up the data
  • Lesson 02: PCA and Regression using Eigen Decomposition
  • Lesson 03: PCA in R using packages

Chapter 07: PCA in Python

  • Lesson 01: PCA & Regression in Python


Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access Running Time: 1 hrs 45 min Platform: Windows & MAC OS Level: Beginner to Advanced Project Files: Included

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