The goal is to predict the % solids of underflow 3 hours from now. This value is in the column labelled "target". The competition is scored using the Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE) metric.
A sample submission is provided in the sample_submission.csv. Your .csv submission must have 439140 rows plus a header row, labelled target. Each row must contain numeric values. Note that some of the values of the target variable in the test data set are missing, these rows will not contribute to the final score, you still need to predict a numeric value for these timesteps, but these values will not contribute to the RMSE error. The number of submissions is limited to 10 per day, per team.
Extra Rule - respect causality:
To be judged fairly, your solution must not require knowledge of the values in future rows. This means that your solution should not rely on the use of future processing plant data observations when attempting to predict the target variable at the current timestep. An unshared holdout dataset will be used to determine if the winning solution violates causality. In this final round, your submitted code will be run multiple times, and will only have access to historic data after it’s prediction for that time step has already been recorded. If your model’s accuracy performs more than 10% worse in this setting, your model will be disqualified.
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