Classify vs. Predict

Compare classification and prediction.

The difference between a classifier and a predictor

The model we built in the previous lesson is called a predictor because it takes an input and makes a prediction about what the output should be. We refined that prediction by adjusting an internal parameter, informed by the errors we saw when comparing the answers with a true example. Now, let’s look at the following graph, showing the widths and lengths of garden bugs.

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