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I have been following the ML Practitioner path. In the Machine Learning Basic course-> Tune the model section->Hands on segment, there is a following statement:


"A business analyst has analyzed the relationship between the top two variables from the Variable importance chart, age_first_order and pages_visited_avg, and the target, high_revenue, to assert the following:

  • When age_first_order is greater than or equal to 40, the customer is likely to be labeled “high revenue = true” at least 10% of the time.
  • When count of pages_visited_avg is between 6 and 12, the customer is likely to be labeled “high revenue = true” at least 10% of the time."

My question is, where can you check explicit values of variables? I can only see % in the Variable Importance section in the model details.


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In fact, you can’t assert that directly from the Variable importance chart. However, you can use:

  • the subpopulation analysis, where you have the confusion matrix for different ranges of values of a chosen feature.
  • the partial dependence panel to understand the relationships between a feature and the target variable.

Metrics & assertions also do this but you have to retrain the model.

I hope this will help.



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