# Regression Models, It’s Not Only About Interpretation

Yesterday, I did upload a post where I tried to show that “standard” regression models where not performing bad. At least if you include splines (multivariate splines) to take into accound joint effects, and nonlinearities. So far, I do not discuss the possible high number of features (but with boostrap procedures, it is possible to assess something related to variable importance, that people from machine learning like).

But my post was not complete: I was simply plotting the prediction obtained by some model. And it “looked like” the regression was nice, but so were the random forrest, the $k$-nearest neighbour and boosting algorithm. What if we compare those models on new data?

# On my way to Istanbul

In January, I was giving a training on data science for actuaries, in France. This time, it will be in Istanbul. I will spend the week in Turkey. I will try to post some pictures, or lines of codes. Or both.