Defining Settings for Building a Model

In Predict, a predictive model is defined based upon a number of options and settings that you provide.  To define these settings for a model, first click the Models within Predict.


Then, follow these steps:

1) Select the model in the available models list (it will highlight blue-gray), then select Edit Model Build Settings from the Selected Model menu.  If a new model was just created, this step is unnecessary, and you can pass directly to Step 2 below.

2) The Model Build Settings dialog will open.  There are several tabs in this dialog, though the first tab, Data & Variables, is the only one required for use.  The remaining tabs are optional and are generally used by advanced users.  Because each tab contains a number of options and settings, they will be covered in separate articles.

Data & Variables - see

Sampling - see

Validation - see

Algorithms & Settings - see

Filter - Use this tab to define a subset of records to use for modeling.  Please see  for more information on defining filters.

Missing Value Handling - see

Output - see

When the options and setting adjustments are complete, click the ‘Save’ button to save the settings and exit the dialog, or click ‘Cancel’ to cancel any change.