Black Friday Challenge: Problem Statement


#1

Can someone clearly state the problem statement? It is very unclear the way it is worded.

Thanks


#2

Hi @mksamelson,

The competition is a regression problem, in which you have to predict how much a person will purchase a product in future when you know his/her purchase history.

For example, a person purchased health supplement the previous month, he is most likely a health conscious person as is more likely to purchase it again next month. This information is important to an organization, as it clearly help them decode people’s preferences and to create personalized offers for customers against different products.

Every row in the dataset represents a user and his/her purchase details. So you have a unique user_id, a unique product_id and the total purchase done by the user for that product. along with user and product details.

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