Comparing predictive models for obstetrical unit occupancy using caret - Part 1

Simulation metamodeling involves building predictive models based on outputs of designed simulation experiments. In this series of posts we'll share our experience with using the R package caret for building and comparing several predictive modeling based metamodels including linear models, neural networks, random forests, k-nearest neighbor, and cubic splines.

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Concatenating csv files using pandas

As part of a research project on hospital capacity planning, I ended up running many computer simulations. For example, there were 150 different scenarios, each requiring 25 runs (replications) of the simulation model. Each run generated a log file that was subsequently processed by a Python script. Much of this …

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