DS101: Various distribution type and class of problems

When you choose “binomial” and “multinomial” distribution, those will only work with CLASSIFICATION problems. All other distributions are for REGRESSION problems.

Here is generic table of common distribution types:

Distribution Type
Binomial Classification
Multinomial Classification
Bernoulli Regression
Gaussian Regression
Poisson Regression
Gamma Regression
Tweedie Regression
Laplace Regression
Quantile Regression
Huber Regression

So if your response column is numeric and you will do binomial or multinomial, you will get an error as reported above. Your response column must be enum if you will select binomial and multinomial distribution. You can change an numeric column to ENUM first and then run the algorithm to build a classification model.


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