When Distributions Go Bad

March 17, 2009
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Recently I was working with an organization, building estimation models (rather than classification). They were interested in using linear regression, so I dutifully looked at the distribution, as shown to the left (all pictures were generated by Clementine, and I also scaled the distribution to protect the data even more, but didn’t change the shape of the data). There were approximately


Recently I was working with an organization, building estimation models (rather than classification). They were interested in using linear regression, so I dutifully looked at the distribution, as shown to the left (all pictures were generated by Clementine, and I also scaled the distribution to protect the data even more, but didn’t change the shape of the data). There were approximately