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From dbtsai <>
Subject [GitHub] spark pull request: [SPARK-8700][ML] Disable feature scaling in Lo...
Date Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:08:14 GMT
GitHub user dbtsai opened a pull request:

    [SPARK-8700][ML] Disable feature scaling in Logistic Regression

    All compressed sensing applications, and some of the regression use-cases will have better
result by turning the feature scaling off. However, if we implement this naively by training
the dataset without doing any standardization, the rate of convergency will not be good. This
can be implemented by still standardizing the training dataset but we penalize each component
differently to get effectively the same objective function but a better numerical problem.
As a result, for those columns with high variances, they will be penalized less, and vice
versa. Without this, since all the features are standardized, so they will be penalized the
    In R, there is an option for this.
    Logical flag for x variable standardization, prior to fitting the model sequence. The
coefficients are always returned on the original scale. Default is standardize=TRUE. If variables
are in the same units already, you might not wish to standardize. See details below for y
standardization with family="gaussian".
    +cc @holdenk @mengxr @jkbradley 

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    This closes #7080
commit 588c75f714372b6da4dd20fa7d006afe399fa8e2
Author: DB Tsai <>
Date:   2015-06-24T01:06:03Z

    first commit


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