- Sparse data support
- We've implemented and set to default
boost_from_averagein RMSE mode. It gives a boost in quality especially for a small number of iterations.
- Quantile regression on CPU
- default parameters for Poisson regression
- A number of speedups for training on CPU
- Huge speedups for loading datasets with categorical features represented as
pandas.Categoricalinstead of object to speed up loading up to 200x.