[scikit-learn] Can y of datasets be increasing/decreasing ratio when train regression model?

Charles Zheng charles.y.zheng at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 12:09:45 EST 2019

Hi lampahome,

It is a common practice in financial modeling (

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P_t is price at time t, R_t is "return", which is the variable they are
trying to predict.



On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 5:43 AM lampahome <pahome.chen at mirlab.org> wrote:

> I found many cases in kaggle to predict the quantity or trends. They all
> set the real quantity as y.
> But I have question is that does anyone set the changing ratio as y?
> Like:
> X     y
> Day1  0.2
> Day2  0.1
> Day3  0.15
> Day4  -0.1
> y is the changing ratio compared with previous day.
> Why anybody set the real quantity(ex: sales, car numbers...etc) as y
> rather than changing ratio as y?
> I want to know it's based on experience or other reasons
> thx
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