Do you struggle to determine which of the models you built is the best for your problem? You should give up on that, and use them all instead! In this chapter, you'll learn how to combine multiple models into one using "Voting" and "Averaging". You'll use these to predict the ratings of apps on the Google Play Store, whether or not a Pokémon is legendary, and which characters are going to die in Game of Thrones!
Bagging is the ensemble method behind powerful machine learning algorithms such as random forests. In this chapter you'll learn the theory behind this technique and build your own bagging models using scikit-learn.
Boosting is class of ensemble learning algorithms that includes award-winning models such as AdaBoost. In this chapter, you'll learn about this award-winning model, and use it to predict the revenue of award-winning movies! You'll also learn about gradient boosting algorithms such as CatBoost and XGBoost.
Get ready to see how things stack up! In this final chapter you'll learn about the stacking ensemble method. You'll learn how to implement it using scikit-learn as well as with the mlxtend library! You'll apply stacking to predict the edibility of North American mushrooms, and revisit the ratings of Google apps with this more advanced approach.