Logistic Regression’s roots date back to the 19th century when Belgian Mathematician, Pierre François Verhulst proposed the Logistic Function/Logistic Growth in a series of three papers for modelling population growth. It was later applied for modelling autocatalysis in chemistry by Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald in 1883. Around 200 years later, Logistic Regression is now one of the most widely utilised statistical models in various fields including machine learning, economics, medical, etc.

1.0. Geez! Some Mathematical Definitions 😞

In brief, a logistic regression model uses the logistic function:

to squeeze the output of a linear equation between 0 to 1. …

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