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Generalised Linear Model | GLM

The generalized linear model is used to model data that belongs to a distribution that is a member of an exponential family.



To check, if a distribution belongs to an exponential family, this equation needs to get satisfied:-

GLM consists of:

  1. A distribution

  2. Linear predictor

  3. Link function

In GLM, an explanatory variable can be a variable or a factor.


Variable:- It takes real numerical value. For eg: age, weight, etc.

Factor:- It is qualitative. For eg: gender, location, etc.


Written by: Sneha Khanna


Email ID: sneha12khanna@gmail.com

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