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Course overview

In this course, you’ll learn how and when to use linear regression models to make predictions. You’ll learn how to build linear regression models, how to interpret their output, and how to assess model accuracy. You’ll also explore the limitations of linear regression models when data isn’t linear. Finally, you’ll learn to use programming tools to fit and visualize many linear regression models at once.

Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll practice and get feedback directly in the browser. At the end of the course, you’ll complete a project to practice your skills with a subset of condominium sales data from all five boroughs of New York City.

Key skills

  • Processing numerical and text data
  • Interpreting linear regression model outputs
  • Assessing model fit and accuracy

Course outline

Linear Regression Modeling in R [6 lessons]

Introduction to Modeling 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Define predictive modeling
  • Define prediction and inference
  • Define errors and residuals

Bivariate Relationships - Correlation and Scatterplots 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Define correlation
  • Identify relationships using scatterplots
  • Select variables for linear regression

Estimating the Coefficients and Fitting Linear Models 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Define coefficients
  • Fit a linear regression model
  • Interpret linear regression model outputs

Assessing the Accuracy of the Model 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Assess the quality of coefficient estimates
  • Compute linear regression model quality of fit
  • Interpret linear regression model quality of fit

Fitting Many Linear Models 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Generate tidy linear models with the broom package
  • Fit linear regression models
  • Visualize linear regression models.

Guided Project - Predicting Condominium Sale Prices 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Expand your portfolio with a guided bivariate linear regression model project
  • Overcome errors in the dataset that can influence modeling results

Projects in this course

Guided Project - Predicting Condominium Sale Prices

Combine the skills you learned in this course to perform linear regression modeling of condominium sale price on the basis of size.

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