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Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression - PMLR92

This course covers predictive modeling using SAS/STAT software with emphasis on the LOGISTIC procedure. This course also discusses selecting variables, assessing models, treating missing values and using efficiency techniques for massive data sets.


Duration

2 days - Classroom

Learn how to

  • use logistic regression to model an individual's behavior as a function of known inputs
  • create effect plots and odds ratio plots using ODS Statistical Graphics
  • handle missing data values
  • tackle multicollinearity in your predictors
  • assess model performance and compare models.

Who should attend

Modelers, analysts and statisticians who need to build predictive models, particularly models from the banking, financial services, direct marketing, insurance and telecommunications industries

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, you should

Course Contents

Predictive Modeling

  • business applications
  • analytical challenges

Fitting the Model

  • parameter estimation
  • adjustments for oversampling

Preparing the Input Variables

  • missing values
  • categorical inputs
  • variable clustering
  • variable screening
  • subset selection

Classifier Performance

  • ROC curves and Lift charts
  • optimal cutoffs
  • K-S statistic
  • c statistic
  • profit
  • evaluating a series of models

Software Addressed

This course addresses the following software product(s): SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH.