(Machine|Statistical) Learning - (Predictor|Feature|Regressor|Characteristic) - (Independent|Explanatory) Variable (X)

1 - About

A (Predictor|Independent) variable is a variable used in supervised analysis in order to predict an outcome variable.

It's also known as:

3 - Independent variable

In statistics, a predictor is well known as an independent variable (IV). It does not depend of the experimentational procedure and is more generally:

  • a description of the characteristics of a group.
  • better known as the manipulation, the treatment or conditions.

4 - Type

4.1 - Categorical

Some predictors are not quantitative but are qualitative, taking a discrete set of values.

These are also called:


  • gender,
  • student (student status),
  • status (marital status)
data_mining/predictor.txt · Last modified: 2014/09/19 19:20 by gerardnico