Template Credit: Adapted from a template made available by Dr. Jason Brownlee of Machine Learning Mastery.

SUMMARY: This project aims to construct a predictive model using various machine learning algorithms and document the end-to-end steps using a template. The Kaggle Tabular Playground Apr 2021 dataset is a binary classification situation where we attempt to predict one of the two possible outcomes.

INTRODUCTION: Kaggle wants to provide an approachable environment for relatively new people in their data science journey. Since January 2021, they have hosted playground-style competitions on Kaggle with fun but less complex, tabular datasets. The dataset used for this competition is synthetic but based on the real Titanic dataset and generated using a CTGAN. The statistical properties of this dataset are very similar to the original Titanic dataset, but there is no shortcut to cheat by using public labels for predictions.

ANALYSIS: The performance of the cross validated TensorFlow models achieved an average accuracy benchmark of 0.7689 after running for 15 epochs. When we applied the final model to Kaggle’s test dataset, the model achieved an accuracy score of 0.7831.

CONCLUSION: In this iteration, the TensorFlow model appeared to be a suitable algorithm for modeling this dataset.

Dataset Used: Kaggle Tabular Playground Series 2021 Apr Data Set

Dataset ML Model: Regression with numerical and categorical attributes

Dataset Reference: https://www.kaggle.com/c/tabular-playground-series-apr-2021

One potential source of performance benchmarks: https://www.kaggle.com/c/tabular-playground-series-apr-2021/leaderboard

The HTML formatted report can be found here on GitHub.