Few days back, I started working on a practice problem – Big Mart Sales. After applying some simple models and doing some feature engineering, I landed up on 219th position on the leader board.
Not bad – but I needed something better.
So, I started searching for optimization techniques which could improve my score. It was during this search that I was introduced to genetic algorithms. After applying Genetric algorithm to the practice problem, I ended up taking a considerable leap on the leaderboard.