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My First Regression Model :)

let me take you on a tour of my regression model to predict the housing price(Chennai Dataset)

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Sri ram_654
·Jul 13, 2022·

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My First Regression Model :)

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My little Story to start who this @yooFunMan

who am I?

That's a great question, I'm a self-taught programmer(I'm still and will be in the future) from India.

The Movie that made me start on the machine learning practitioner journey :0

Can you guess? Well, you don't even have to think that hard ... it all started from Iron Man Movie. And even though it's an imaginary character thanks to Stan Lee.

I was inspired by how that Tony Stark character can learn from anything.

And also the way he uses his AI butler jarvis to make his day Easier. So it started me to think, can I build one AI system(aka Ai model) that can do all the things (AND MORE)just like in the Movie?.

Well Guess What!! ... You/We can .. ; ) But not similarly like in the movie but still, we can get close to the point of making a model that can learn on its own.

I do have a lot of stories.. but I get it it's not why you clicked on this blog.. so let's don't waste any more of your precious time and let's jump into the wonders world of machine learning

The Regression Model Journey

Now In this blog, I'm going to quickly go through how I did a Regression model which can learn from the given information about the houses and predict let's say the house's worth. It may sound complicated at the first time (If you're new to the machine learning field). But it's way more fun and easier than you think.

""its all about visualize visualize visualize""

Wait a minute visualize ..... what ... >?.

You mostly spend half of your time visualizing your data... Don't worry about that for now...

let's go through the following stuff I went through to find the optimal solution for this problem

Getting the Data Ready

padas importing my data.png

import pandas as pd
from datetime import datetime
parser = lambda x:datetime.strptime(x,'%d-%M-%Y')#this parser is optional we can use this for complex date and time
df = pd.read_csv("/content/drive/MyDrive/Datasets/Chennai houseing sale.csv",parse_dates=["DATE_SALE","DATE_BUILD"],date_parser=parser)

pandas dataframe.png

With these few lines of code, we can easily get our Data to a Pandas Dataframe.

Now, What is Panda That could actually take a whole another blog to define it. (ForeShadowing )

But in a short line pandas is a software library written for the Python programming language for data manipulation and analysis

- Getting the null values out ;)

Get out Null Values Nobody Needs you :(

I know I'm being a little harsh to the null values but it's not I wanted to be a bad guy but our model cannot learn from the null values (No Values)

By this point, I'm going to name my model = (Robert)

It is always great to call ("_") our AI with a name ;)

drop na .png

t_df = df.copy()

Explaining the above code

  • I first create a dummy dataset(t_df) from our original df (data set). with help of a single function called copy()
  • Then I dropped any NA (Null) values from the dataset. with a help of a single line function dropna()

- Getting the columns in the right manner (For me)

changing the dataframe columns into low and changing the order of the dataframe.png

# lets rechange the index values  
t_df.columns = t_df.columns.str.lower()

Explaining the above code

  • I first changed my UPPERCASE letters in columns into lowercase letters
  • Then I changed the order of the columns which made sense to me

- Changing Any Spelling mistakes in the dataset

t_df.area = t_df.area.replace({"Chrmpet":"Chrompet",
                   "KKNagar":"KK Nagar",
                   "Ana Nagar":"Anna Nagar",
                   "Ann Nagar":"Anna Nagar",
                   "TNagar":"T Nagar"})

Output :

Chrompet      1691
Karapakkam    1359
KK Nagar       990
Velachery      975
Anna Nagar     777
Adyar          769
T Nagar        495
Name: area, dtype: int64

Explaining the above code

  • Using the padas replace() function to change my columns into a right spelling
  • With the help of value_counts()Visualizing the data I changed

- Changing all the strings into lower case

t_df = t_df.astype(str).apply(lambda x: x.str.lower())# by using this function we are changing the datetime into object which is string just to remember :0

Explaining the above code

  • Applying the astype() function which changes the datatype of the data which is (int or string or boolean .. etc...)
  • Applying the lambda() function which is like a single line of functional code that helps to make the str into lower

- Creating a function to change the numerical datatype into int(integer)

def change_dtype(columns):
  for column in columns:
    t_df[column] = t_df[column].astype(float).astype(int)

- Changing the following columns into integer format

columns = ["int_sqft","dist_mainroad","n_bedroom","n_bathroom","n_room","qs_rooms","qs_bathroom","qs_bedroom","qs_overall","commis","reg_fee","sales_price"]

Visualizing the data

import seaborn as sb
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


seabornHeatmap (1).png

Explaining the above code

  • We first import seaborn library as sb its a Python data visualization library based on matplotlib.
  • Then We install matplotlib which is also a data visualizer on its own .
  • now we use seaborn heatmap() to view the data correlation

-visualizing the categorical values







Output :


You see In Integer data we have two types

- The following codes to plot the numerical values

#lets create a function to do this plot 
def plot_all_numeric_values(columns):
  for i,column in enumerate(columns):
    print(f"the {i+1} is = {column}")

columns = ["int_sqft","dist_mainroad","n_bedroom","n_bathroom","n_room","qs_rooms","qs_bathroom","qs_bedroom","qs_overall","commis","reg_fee","sales_price"]




Explaining above code

  • I used another seaborn function called distplot()

- Visualizing Continuous numerical Value

def create_regplot(columns,standard_values="sales_price"):
  for i,column in enumerate(columns):
    sb.regplot(x = t_df[column],y = t_df[standard_values],scatter_kws={"color":"green"},line_kws={"color":"red"})

fig = plt.figure(figsize=(30,40),dpi=340)

columns = ["reg_fee","int_sqft","commis","dist_mainroad"]



- Visualizing Discreate numerical value

columns = ["n_bedroom","n_bathroom","n_room","qs_rooms","qs_bathroom","qs_bedroom"]



- Plotting categorical vs salesprice values

def plot_cat_vs_sales(columns,s_v = "sales_price"):
  for i,column in enumerate(columns):
    sb.barplot(x=t_df[column],y=t_df[s_v],order=t_df.groupby(column)[s_v].mean().reset_index().sort_values('sales_price')[column])#its not clear for me to ... (past sriram:))

  plt.suptitle("categorical Vs SalesPrices",fontsize=20)


Output :


Encoding Some Values

Our computers cant understand categorical values as we do. So Here Comes the two major encoder in our hands OneHot and Label .

This blog post made this thing easier to understand get our hands on it : label-encoder-and-onehot-encoder

- OneHot Encoding

import pandas as pd
t_1_df = pd.get_dummies(t_df,columns=["buildtype"])



- Label Encoded

t_1_df.area ={"karapakkam":"2","chrompet":1,"kk nagar":3,"velachery":4,"anna nagar":5,"adyar":6,"t nagar":7})
t_1_df.utility_avail ={values[0]:1,values[1]:2,values[2]:3,values[3]:4})
t_1_df.street ={"paved":1,"gravel":2,"no access":3})
t_1_df.sale_cond ={"adjland":1,"partial":2,"normal sale":3,"abnormal":4,"family":5})
t_1_df.park_facil ={"yes":1,"no":0,"noo":0})
t_1_df.mzzone ={"rl":1,"rh":2,"rm":3,"c":4,"a":5,"i":6})


label encoded.png

- Now Again Visualizing the dataset with seaborn heatmap()





Normalization in machine learning is the process of translating data into the range [0, 1] (or any other range)

Normalizing the data

#ok before go through the normalizing the data we need to change the datetime into int 
t_2_df["age"] = t_2_df.date_sale.dt.year - t_2_df.date_build.dt.year


age columns.png

- let's reduce/delete the date columns becoz now we have an age column

t_2_df = t_2_df.reindex(columns=["area","int_sqft","n_bedroom","n_room","utility_avail","street","commis",

Let's Split Our Data Into Train and Test split

from sklearn.model_selection import train_test_split
X = t_2_df.drop("sales_price",axis=1)
Y = t_2_df["sales_price"]
x_train,x_test,y_train,y_test = train_test_split(X,Y,test_size=0.2)

The Above Coding Explained

  • We first import sk-learn library. Scikit-learn (Sklearn) is the most useful and robust library for machine learning in Python


  • What is a train and test set ...In one word its splits our features into two types

In the Training set which we use to train our model and in the test set we use it to test our model

Let's Normalize our numerical data

from sklearn.preprocessing import StandardScaler
SS = StandardScaler()
x_train_SS = SS.transform(x_train)
x_test_SS = SS.transform(x_test)

Output : )


Lets Create A Robert AI :)

And Wow It Took a really long time to just visualize our data points ...

So now the Really interesting part of all the work we done ......

from sklearn.ensemble import RandomForestRegressor
m = RandomForestRegressor(),y_train)
m_pred = m.predict(x_test_SS)
from sklearn.metrics import r2_score

Output : the output:0.9763829465078139

- With GradientBoostingRegressor

from sklearn.ensemble import GradientBoostingRegressor
robert_SS = GradientBoostingRegressor(learning_rate=0.5),y_train)
robert_SS_predict = robert_SS.predict(x_test_SS)
from sklearn.metrics import r2_score
SS_score = r2_score(y_test,robert_SS_predict)

Output: the output:0.9946639995600735

OH MY GOD would you look at that !!!!!! Our little Robert Had learned our data very well and now he is ready to go out to the world and apply what he learned to real-world problems

And Guess what this is my first time trying to do a real-world problem in the machine learning field too. :)

I'm so proud of Robert for the way he becomes

Our Robert Feature Importance

from sklearn.inspection import permutation_importance 
pe_im = permutation_importance(robert_SS,x_test_SS,y_test)
index = pe_im.importances_mean.argsort()



These are all of the features our Robert AI is taken to learn a pattern from our data


After all the work, we have a Robert AI which has 99% accurate in our predictions :)

Now How did I Learn't all this ? ... that's a great question too...

That story is For Another blog ...

But Really thank you to all of you who read this so patiently :).And Let me know if you want an in-depth analysis of this project


The above code is available on My Github : @sriram403

My Linkedin profile : @sriram

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