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In elbow curve how to find the point from where the curve starts to rise?

I am computing a distance metric on my data. The result is then being sorted in ascending order. The samples having distance more than a specific threshold are to be marked as outliers and will be ...
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When to remove outlier in preparing features for machine learning algorithm

I have a numeric variable (price) and it has a long tail in both training and test data sets. I found that if you remove the highest 1% of the value in both train and test data set for this variable, ...
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Remove Local Outliers from Dataframe using pandas

Could someone please suggest how to remove local outliers from the dataframe? I have the code to detect the local outliers, but I need help removing them(setting these values to zero) in the dataframe....
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Which algorithms or methods can be used to detect an outlier from this data set?

Suppose I have a data set : Amount of money (100, 50, 150, 200, 35, 60 ,50, 20, 500). I have Googled the web looking for techniques that can be used to find a ...
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Boosted tree regression loss function when data has occasionally very large values to predict?

I have a regression problem where most of my target variables are down in the range 5-30, but occasionally the target variable will spike up to 100, 500, or even 5000. These values are not spurious ...
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Which order is correct Feature Selection then Outlier Detection or vice versa?

which of these orders is correct? First (Feature Selection) Second (Outlier Detection) or First (Outlier Detection) Second (Feature Selection)
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how to handle outliers for clustering algorithms?

I am wondering what's the best way to handle outliers when using non-supervised clustering algorithms?