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Ask a Data Scientist: The Bias vs. Variance Tradeoff

Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who wants an explanation of the “bias vs. variance tradeoff in statistical learning.”

Ask a Data Scientist: Recommender Systems

Welcome to the first article in a weekly series called “Ask a Data Scientist.” Once a week until you’ll see reader submitted questions answered by a practicing data scientist. Think of this new insideBIGDATA feature as a valuable resource for you to get up to speed in this flourishing area of technology. If you have a big data question you’d like answered, please just enter a comment below, or send me an e-mail.