Accurate and Hybrid Regularization - Robust Regression Model in Handling Multicollinearity and Outlier Using 8SC for Big Data

Accurate and Hybrid Regularization - Robust Regression Model in Handling Multicollinearity and Outlier Using 8SC for Big Data

Mukhtar* Majid Khan Bin Majahar Ali Anam Javaid Mohd. Tahir Ismail Ahmad Fudholi

School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia

CEFORY (Local Food Innovation) Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa, Serang, Banten 42124, Indonesia

Solar Energy Research Institute, National University of Malaysia (UKM), Bangi 43600, Selangor, Malaysia

Research Centre for Electrical Power and Mechatronics, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Bandung 40135, Indonesia

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23 March 2021
2 June 2021
11 June 2021
Available online: 
31 August 2021
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Regressions have been continuously received great attention. However, there are still open issues in regression, and two of the issues is regression with multicollinearity and outlier. Regularization (Ridge, Lasso, and Elastic Net) techniques implement a means to control regression coefficients. The methods can decrease the variance and reduce our sample error for tackle multicollinearity. In robust regression, it is a form of regression method designed to overcome outliers. Robust regression is an important method for analyzing data that are infected with outliers. The data have been interacted on the second order interaction. The data contained 435 different independent interaction variables. The primary focus of this paper is to analyze and compare the impact of three different variable selection techniques regularization regression algorithms for the data seaweed drying. After that, it will be analyzed through robust regression (Tukey Bi-Square, Hampel, and Huber). As the result, the Lasso-Hampel was better than others with the MAE (4.09641), RMSE (5.275992), MAPE (7.9962), SSE (182491.2), R-square (0.6514791), and R-square Adjusted (0.649279). The method of Lasso-Hampel is able to be relied on investigation of the accuracy in big data obtained from regularization and robust regression.


variable selection, regularization regression, robust regression, model selection, 8 selection criteria

1. Introduction

Regression methods are algorithms of supervised learning, which are important both Machine Learning and Statistics Learning. The regression methods have been known for a long time because they are many new developments. The regression methods are extending these algorithms significantly [1].

The regression methods are frequently used to calculate an algorithm to forecast future responses. They are aims to investigate relationship between dependent variable (Y) and the independent variables (X) [2].

The regression analyses are often applied most sciences. The regression methods are ones of the main tasks in Machine Learning and Statistics Learning. The regression methods have been successfully applied in many fields such as agriculture and biology for this case using data seaweed drying.

Seaweed should get attention from the Malaysia Government because it has many advantages including lots of nutrients and short growth of only 45 days per cycle. The seaweed is widely cultivated in Sabah because of the environmental and geographical factors which support it. Sabah is very favorable compared to the Malaysian peninsula [3]. The seaweed as an agricultural sector plays an important role in providing a source of food and protein in Malaysia [4].

The abundant supply of seaweed in Malaysia offers promising opportunities to produce and extract such as fucoidan, alginate, agar, and carrageenan. The seaweed is used in various ingredients such as in foods, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, medicals, and other industries.

Seaweed contains beneficial bioactive compounds such as carrageenan powder, agar, or alginate. Seaweed is of great commercial importance as a stabilizer, thickener, gelling agent, and emulsifier. The Malaysia Agro-Policy has developed seaweed as high-value and valuable commodity that makes seaweed an important industry. Malaysia has great potential to become a significant seaweed supplier in the country, provided Malaysia has fully developed and utilized existing resources [5].

Assessment and comparison of the performance of the available methods are thus important to select the best method with the seaweed drying data and determine when their performance is optimal. Here, we evaluate the relative performance regularization regressions (Ridge, Lasso, and Elastic Net) for selecting variables (to choose the most significant variable from their perspective) and will be analyzed with robust regression (Bi-Square, Hampel, and Huber) models.

The methods comprise Ridge, Lasso, and Elastic net regression [6-17].

Regularization regressions (Ridge, Lasso, and Elastic Net) are applied as a variable selection to select the most significant variables with their perspective. They provide methods for controlling the regression coefficient, which is able to decrease the variance and decrease the sample error to solve the multicollinearity issue. They are applied in various fields of scientific disciplines [18].

Improvement in both Statistics Learning and Machine Learning method-driven by big data in various disciplines scientific-offers opportunities and challenges for agriculture data analysis (especially the seaweed drying data). Today, in the era of big data, variable selections are a fundamental task in the area of both Statistics Learning and Machine Learning.

In general, the process of variable selection aims to select which are important variables. For example, in regression, it is very useful to select and maintain variables with predictable capabilities.

The aims of variable selection usually are:

(i) To improve predictive model capabilities;

(ii) To avoid multicollinearity problems;

(iii) To provide a more comprehensive understanding of the prediction model by reducing ineffective and unnecessary variables [19].

Both Statistics Learning and Machine Learning aim to build a model that presents the best dataset, these methods involve the task of variable selections. In this paper, a dataset containing 1924 observations will use to study the effect of more 29 different independent variables on the one dependent variable. Then the data will be interacted with in the second interaction. The data contain the effect of 435 different interaction independent variables on the one dependent variable. The more detailed tables for each variable interaction are attached in the Appendix A.

In recent years, agricultural data has increased exponentially with the adoption of automated data collection tools and systems. Data generated from agricultural precision tools has been one of the most significant contributions to this improvement. Due to the fast growth of data, regularization regression (Ridge, Lasso, and Elastic Net) will help to find useful and meaningful in big data, especially in agriculture [20].

In this study, it is to analyse seaweed data with several variables including hourly solar radiation, temperature, humidity, and moisture content. 

Big data technology in agriculture has increased adoption rates in precision agriculture and is expected to become more prevalent in the coming years. It is used in the precision agricultural in several aspects of crop production, such as accuracy, agriculture (weather forecasting, yield monitoring, soil conditioning), decision-making tool and in enhancing zones of food security. The big data repositories essential knowledge which can be applied to the scientific data, or to give knowledge on interdisciplinary decisions such as economics, politics, or often recently, ‘artificial intelligence of farming’ to enhance food security and potency of agriculture [21].

Regressions continue to get significant appreciation and attention. However, in regressions have still open problems such as multicollinearity and outlier.

The first issue in regression is multicollinearity. Multicollinearity is two or more independent variables with high correlation. It is a common problem which is often encountered in regression methods. It will reduce the accuracy of parameter evaluation in the regression methods [22].

Regularization regressions are applied as a variable selection to select the most significant variables with their perspective. They provide methods for controlling the regression coefficient, which is able to decrease the variance and decrease the sample error to solve the multicollinearity issue. They are applied in various fields of scientific disciplines [18]. So, regularization regression is a regression analysis designed to handle multicollinearity. In this paper, we will use three types of regularization regressions such as Lasso, Ridge, and Elastic Net.

The methods comprise Ridge, Lasso, and Elastic net regression [6-17]. So, an important property of regularization regressions is respect to multicollinearity in the database (big data).

The second issue in regression is outliers. Outliers are suspicious because they are much larger or much smaller than most of the observations [23, 24]. Outliers are objections that differ significantly from the remaining data. The outliers are also referred to as anomalies, abnormalities, and discordances [25]. The outliers are common in big data and can create severe regression problems. They can lead to model misspecification, inaccurate analysis results and make all evaluation methods meaningless.

So, an important property of robust regressions is method with respect to outliers in big data. Robust regressions are required where the estimated values are not much influenced by much smaller or much larger observations. So, robust regression is a regression method which is designed to address outliers.

Robust regression is an important method for analyzing data which are contaminated outliers [24, 26, 27]. Because ordinary least square (OLS) can be very sensitive to outliers. Robust regressions are applied to detect outliers and provide results that are resistant to the presence of outliers. In this paper, we will use three types of robust regression M-Estimation such as Bi-Square, Hampel, and Huber.

The methods comprise Tukey Bi-Square, Hampel, and Huber regression [28-32].

To assess models, we need a model selection. Model selection was also made by different researchers, Abdullah et al. [33] used eight selection criteria (8SC) to obtain the best model among all possible models. Similarly, Javaid et al. used in model selection problem [15, 34-36].

Several authors have reviewed 8 Selection Criteria (8SC), but our study is different from their paper. Javaid et al. have made a study of 8 Selection Criteria. They only conducted research on small data. They did not present visualization in comparing models [15, 36-38].

The primary focus of this paper is to analyze and compare the impact of three different variable selection techniques regression regularization algorithms (Lasso, Elastic Net, and Ridge) for the data seaweed drying. After that, it will be analyzed through robust regression (Tukey Bi-Square, Hampel, and Huber) and to compare the impact of three different regression algorithms for forecast the efficient model, Mean Absolute Error (MAE), Root Mean Square Error (RMSE), and Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE)., comparing three regularization and robust regression algorithms-in terms of the best model eight selection criteria (8SC).

2. Materials and Methods

2.1 Regularization regression

2.1.1 Lasso

Linear regression equations $\left\{\left(x_{i}, y_{i}\right)\right\}_{i=1}^{N}$ with $N$ samples and independent variables are $p-$ dimensional and $y_{i} \in \mathbb{R}$ is dependent variable. The aim is to forecast the dependent variable from the independent variables. Forecast and find independent variables significant play an essential role in regression [39]. The equation assumes:

$y_{i}=\beta_{0}+\sum_{j=1}^{p} x_{i j} \beta_{j}+\varepsilon_{i}$                        (1)

$\beta_{0}$ and $\beta_{i}$ are unknown parameters and $\varepsilon_{i}$ is a residual term for $=1, \ldots, p$. The Eq. 2 is a requirement to constrain. For Lasso regression or $\ell_{1}-$ regularize regression,

$\min _{\beta_{0}, \beta} \sum_{i=1}^{N}\left(y_{i}-\beta_{0}-\sum_{j=1}^{p} x_{i j} \beta_{j}\right)^{2}$ subject to $\|\beta\|_{1} \leq t$                      (2)

2.1.2 Ridge

The ridge constrain is $\sum_{j=1}^{p} \beta_{j}^{2} \leq t$ for a positive value $t$. For ridge regression or $\ell_{2}-$ regularize regression [39].

$\min _{B_{n} B} \sum_{i=1}^{N}\left(y_{i}-\beta_{0}-\sum_{j=1}^{p} x_{i j} \beta_{j}\right)^{2}$ subject to $\sum_{J=1}^{P} \beta_{J}^{2} \leq t$                  (3)

2.1.3 Elastic net regression

Lasso and ridge regression could be stated with $L_{q}$. Both $q=1$ and $q=2$ are corresponding to lasso and ridge respectively. Eq. (4) can be solved by calculating of type $L_{q}$.

$\arg \min _{\beta}\left\{\boldsymbol{Y}^{T} \boldsymbol{Y}-2 \beta^{\boldsymbol{T}} \boldsymbol{X}^{\boldsymbol{T}} \boldsymbol{Y}+\beta^{\boldsymbol{T}} \boldsymbol{X}^{\boldsymbol{T}} \boldsymbol{X} \beta\right\}$subject to $\sum_{j=1}^{k}\left|\beta_{j}\right|^{q} \leq t$              (4)   

Researchers recommend taking $1<q<2$, to choose a compromise between lasso and ridge [40]. The elastic net regression evolves combining between Lasso and Ridge [41]. The elastic net formulation was defined by Zou and Hastie [16] as:

$\sum_{j=1}^{k}\left((1-\alpha) \beta_{j}^{2}+\alpha\left|\beta_{j}\right|\right) \leq d^{2}, \alpha \in[0,1]$                         (5)

The elastic net is then used as a penalizing term to obtain the elastic net estimate:

$\hat{\beta}_{\text {Elastic net }}=\arg \min _{\beta}\left\{\boldsymbol{Y}^{\boldsymbol{T}} \boldsymbol{Y}-2 \beta^{\boldsymbol{T}} \boldsymbol{X}^{\boldsymbol{T}} \boldsymbol{Y}+\right. \left.\beta^{\boldsymbol{T}} \boldsymbol{X}^{\boldsymbol{T}} \boldsymbol{X} \beta+\lambda \sum_{j=1}^{k}\left((1-\alpha) \beta_{j}^{2}+\alpha\left|\beta_{j}\right|\right)\right\}$                        (6)

From the Eq. (7), selecting parameter q is not necessary. We require to select an α value between $0<\alpha<1$. Ridge and Lasso regression could be stated with $\alpha$. Both $\alpha=0$ and $\alpha=1$ are corresponding to ridge and lasso respectively. The elastic net regression evolves combining between Lasso and Ridge.

The elastic net is a method of regularization regression that provides between ridge and lasso [42]. The advantage of the elastic net is achieving stability concerning random sampling [43].

2.2 Robust regression

The M-estimation is general method in robust regression. The M in M-estimation is “Maximum likelihood”. The aim of M-estimation is minimizing error (residual) [44].

The first function regression method, suppose we have a data set of size n such that:

$\begin{aligned} y_{i} &=x_{i}^{T} \beta+e_{i} \\ e_{i}=y_{i} &-\hat{y}_{i}=y_{i}-\boldsymbol{x}_{i}^{T} \beta \\ e_{i}(\beta) &=y_{i}-x_{i}^{T} \beta \end{aligned}$                    (7)

M-estimator attempt to minimize the sum of a chosen function $\rho(\cdot)$ which is acting on the residual. Formally defined, M-estimators are given by:

$\hat{\beta}_{M}=\underset{\beta}{\operatorname{argmin}} \sum_{i=1}^{n} \rho\left(e_{i}(\beta)\right) $                     (8)

The above form with $\rho$ function is the $\rho-$ type Mestimation. Suppose $\sigma$ is known and let the residuals for some estimate $\beta$ be $e_{i}=y_{i}-\beta^{T} x_{i}[45]$. Then the regression Mestimate of $\beta$ is the value that minimizes the objective function:

$\sum_{i=1}^{n} \rho\left\{\frac{e_{i}(\beta)}{\sigma}\right\}$       (9)

The $\sigma$ should be estimated robustly. M-estimator of scale $\tilde{\sigma}_{M}$ is found by solution of the equation:

$\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^{n} \rho\left(\frac{e_{i}}{\sigma}\right)=\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^{n} \rho\left(\frac{y_{i}-\beta^{T} x_{i}}{\sigma}\right)=k $                  (10)

When $\beta$ is the $p \times 1$ parameter vector, then $\psi-$ type function could be yielding as:

$\sum_{i} \psi\left(e_{i}\right) \frac{\partial e_{i}}{\partial \beta_{i}}$, for $j=1,2, \ldots, p$              (11)

where the derivative function $\psi(e)=\frac{\partial \rho(e)}{\partial(e)}$ is the influence function. Then the weight function could be defined as below:

$w(e)=\frac{\psi(e)}{e}$                  (12)

The $\psi(e)$-type function becomes:

$\sum_{i} w\left(e_{i}\right) e_{i} \frac{\partial e_{i}}{\partial \beta_{i}}=0$, for $j=1,2, \ldots, p$            (13)

And the object becomes to obtain the following iterated re-weighted least square problem:

$\min \sum_{i} w\left(e_{i}^{(k-1)}\right) e_{i}^{2}$               (14)

where, k indicates the iterate number [46].

Further, the M robust regression was applied to address the outliers through M–bi square, M–Hampel, and M–Huber. For more detail, we applied in Table 1-Formulas for Robust Regression M-estimation.

2.3 Validation models

The metric evaluations are needed to evaluate the appropriateness of a model. They become very important to analyze whether the model is adequate. The metrics including Mean Absolute Error (MAE), Root Mean Square Error (RMSE), Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE), Sum of Square Error (SSE), and R-squared.

Table 1. Formulas for Robust Regression M-estimation


Objective Function

Weight Function


$\rho_{B}=\left\{\begin{array}{c}\frac{k^{2}}{6}\left\{1-\left[1-\left(\frac{e}{k}\right)^{2}\right]^{3}\right\} \text { for }|e| \leq k \\ \frac{k^{2}}{6} \text { for }|e|>k\end{array}\right.$

$w_{B}=\left\{\begin{array}{c}{\left[1-\left(\frac{e}{k}\right)^{2}\right]^{2} \text { for }|e| \leq k} \\ 0 \text { for }|e|>k\end{array}\right.$


$\rho_{H u}=\left\{\begin{array}{c}\frac{1}{2} e^{2} \text { for }|e| \leq k \\ k|e|-\frac{1}{2} k^{2} \text { or }|e|>k\end{array}\right.$

$w_{H u}=\left\{\begin{array}{c}1 \text { for }|e| \leq k \\ \frac{k}{|e|} \text { for }|e|<k\end{array}\right.$


$\rho_{H a}=\left\{\begin{array}{c}\frac{e^{2}}{2}, \quad 0<|e|<a \\ a|e|-\frac{e^{2}}{2}, \quad b<|e| \leq c \\ \frac{-a}{2(c-b)}(c-e)^{2}+\frac{a}{2}(b+c-a), b<|e| \leq c\end{array}\right.$


Table 2. Formulas for validation methods




Mean Absolute Error (MAE)

$M A E=\sum_{i=1}^{n}\left|\frac{Y-\hat{Y}_{i}}{\hat{Y}_{i}}\right|$


Mean Square Error (MSE)

$M S E=\sum_{i=1}^{n}\left(\frac{Y-\hat{Y}_{i}}{\hat{Y}_{i}}\right)^{2}$


Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE)

$M A P E=\frac{100}{n} \sum_{i=1}^{n}\left|\frac{Y-\hat{Y}_{i}}{\hat{Y}_{i}}\right|$


Sum of Square Error (SSE)

$S S E=\sum_{i=1}^{n}\left(Y_{i}-\hat{Y}_{i}\right)^{2}$


Sum of Squared Total (SST)

$S S T=\sum_{i=1}^{n}\left(\hat{Y}_{i}-\bar{Y}\right)^{2}$



$R^{2}=\frac{S S R}{S S T}=\frac{S S T-S S E}{S S T}=1-\frac{S S E}{S S T}$


The metric evaluations are used to measure the accuracy of the regression model in forecasting the dependent variable within the acceptable rage of accuracies. The formula of the metrics is shown in Table 2.

2.4 Selection models

2.4.1 Phase 1-all possible model

$N=\sum_{j=1}^{k} j\left(C_{j}^{k}\right)$

$\# \# 2$ nd Order

where, $N$ is the number of all Possible models, $k$ is total number of independent variables and $j=1,2, \ldots, k$.

A dataset containing 1924 observations will use to study the effect of 29 different independent variables on the one dependent variable. Then the data will be interacted with in the second interaction. The data contain the effect of 435 different interaction independent variables on the one dependent variable. For more detail, the second order inteactions as depicted in Appendix A.

2.4.2 Phase 2-selected models

In this paper, we will analyze regression model amongst Lasso, Ridge, and Elastic Net. From these regression model, we will take variable importance. We will take subset of top highest 30 influential variables from each technique and will apply three robust regression algorithms (Bi-Square Tukey, Hampel, and Huber).

2.4.3 Phase 3-the best model

Regularization such as Lasso, Ridge, and Elastic Net, serve as variable important to take top highest 30 influential variables. After the subset of the influential variable will be followed by robust regression Bi-Square, Hampel, and Hubber to determine a regression model.

The next step was to get the best model after a list of selected models was obtained. 8SC were defined for this purpose by Zainodin et al. [34]. 8SC formula can be displayed as shown in Table 3. By using mentioned formulas in Table 3, Akaike information criterion (AIC), RICE, Final Prediction Error (FPE), SCHWARZ (SBC), Generalized Cross Validation (GCV), Sigma square (SGMASQ), SHIBATA, and Hannan-Quinn (HQ) information on the basis of minimum value obtained from all mentioned criteria.

Table 3. Formula used for 8SC







$\left(\frac{s s e}{n}\right) e^{\frac{2(k+1)}{n}}$




$\frac{\left(\frac{s s e}{n}\right)}{\left[1-\left(\frac{2(k+1)}{n}\right)\right]} $



Final prediction error (FPE)

$\left(\frac{(S S E)^{2}}{n}\right) \frac{n+(k+1)}{n-(k+1)} $




$\left(\frac{s s e}{n}\right) n\left(\frac{k+1}{n}\right)$




$\frac{\left(\frac{s s e}{n}\right)}{\left[1-\left(\frac{k+1}{n}\right)\right]^{2}}$




$\frac{\left(\frac{s s e}{n}\right)}{\left[1-\left(\frac{k+1}{n}\right)\right]}$




$\left(\frac{s s e}{n}\right)\left(\frac{n+2(k+1)}{n}\right)$




$\left(\frac{s s e}{n}\right) \ln n^{\frac{2(k+1)}{n}}$


where, n is total number of observations, k+1 is estimated parameters numbers (including constant), and SSE is sum of square error.

2.4.4 Phase 4-goodness fit

The goodness of fit test was performed on the final models selected in phase 3 to check the efficiency of the selected model. Residual data would be gathered by taking into account the difference in real and expected value for the best model in Phase 3 used MAE, RMSE, and MAPE.

3. Results and Discussion

3.1 Data

The data was collected from time period of 8.00 am until 5.00 pm starting on 08/04/2017 to 12/04/2017. That is almost four days data. The original data was for each second and then it was converted in hour for data analysis. The variables taken are data contain hourly solar radiation, temperature, humidity, and moisture content. The detailed factor of modelling is shown in Table 4.

In this paper, a dataset containing 1924 observations will be used to study the effect of more 29 different independent variables on the one dependent variable. Significance of interaction terms had also been observed in this study. So, T1*T2 represents the interaction between T1 and T2. Another example H1*PY represents the interaction between H1 and PY. The data contain the effect of 435 different interaction independent variables on the one dependent variable. The more detailed tables for each variable interaction are attached in the Appendix A.

We require to select an α value between 0<α<1. Ridge and Lasso regression could be stated with α. Both α=0 and α=1 are corresponding to ridge and lasso respectively. The elastic net regression evolves combining between Lasso and Ridge.

The elastic net regression, this method evolves in the case of combining Lasso and Ridge. We require to choose an α value between $0<\alpha<1$ because the elastic net regression formulation is $\lambda \sum_{j=1}^{k}\left((1-\alpha) \beta_{j}^{2}+\alpha\left|\beta_{j}\right|\right) \leq d^{2}, \alpha \in[0,1]$.

Table 4. Factors of modelling









Relative Humidity Ambient



Relative Humidity Chamber



Solar Radiation



Temperature (℃) ambient

T2, T3, T4


Temperature (℃) before enter solar collector



Temperature (℃)in front of down v-Groove (Solar Collector)

T6, T8


Temperature (℃) in front of up v-Groove (Solar Collector)

T7, T14, T15, T16, T21, T22


Temperature (℃) Solar Collector

T8, T9, T10, T11, T12


Temperature (℃) behind inside chamber

T13, T17, T18, T19, T23


Temperature (℃) Infront of (Inside Chamber)

T20, T23, T24, T25, T28


Temperature (℃) from solar collector to chamber

Table 5. Results alpha criteria for elastic net



Mean Square Error-Minimum

Lambda Minimum













































Table 5 shows the estimates on the various value alpha to choose the minimum. The minimum value alpha obtained in step 9 and 10. We select alpha between 0.8 and 0.9 to 0.85 (interpolation) and lambda values between 0.00116 and 0.00103 to 0.001095. It shows that the model that minimized Mean Square Error (MSE) used an alpha of 0.85 and lambda of 0.001095 with the minimum MSE. From Table 5, we will convert to Figure 1. In order to, the selection of alpha value shows the minimized of MSE.

The Figure 1 shows mean square error (MSE) is widely used in model evaluations. Variations of MSE with alpha are portrayed. The Figure 1 depicts alpha (0.85) for minimum MSE (24.1).

Table 6 shows that the values of α=0, α=0.85, α=1 are corresponding to ridge, elastic net, and lasso respectively. The elastic net is a method of regularization regression that provides between ridge and lasso.

In this study, different methods for variable selections are ridge, elastic net and lasso which were performed. The variable selection is the most significant variables with their perspective. Variable selections only provide the rank of highest important variables, which means that techniques didn’t have no rules in selecting the suitable range of variable important [58]. Hence, we choose the 30 highest variable importance. The variable important is shown in Table 7.

Figure 1. Minimized MSE for elastic net regression

Table 6. Choosing values alpha (α)









Elastic Net




Table 7. The 30 highest of variable importance



Variable Importance



T14, T25, T22, T1*T23, T16, H1, T1*T6, PY, T9*H5, T1*T7, T4*T23, T7*T13, T7*T10, T7*T8, T2*T7, T12*H5, T29, T8, H5, T6, T3, T1, T4, T13, T2, T7, T23


Elastic Net

T14, T22, T25, T1*T23, H1, T1*T6, T9*H5, T17*H5, T7*T13, T2*T23, T4*T23, T1*T7, T1*T2, T6*T8, T7*T8, T2*T7, T3*T17, T8*T19, T12*H5, T8, H5, T6, T3, T4, T1, T13, T2, T7, and T23



T1, T9, T6, T2, T17, T5, T23, T22, T14, T21, T28, T27, T11, T3, T1*T6, T1*T2, T7*T9, T1*T9, T26, T8, T19, H5, T15, T16, T10, T13, T4, T29, T12, and T7

Table 8. Results for the validation methods


Robust Regression




Sum Square of Error


R-square Adjusted























Elastic Net












































It shows subset of 30 variable important that are taken by each technique. Three regression algorithms are applied for this purpose. i.e., Ridge, Elastic Net, and Lasso. They show the final result that was obtained by each variable important ranking technique. All the variable importance was ranked according to their importance score computed by their respective techniques. The more detailed tables for the highest 30 important variables are attached in the Appendix B. In Figure B-1 the 30 highest important variables for Ridge Regression, while in Figure B-2 the 30 highest important variables for Elastic Net Regression, and Figure B-3 the 30 highest important variables for Lasso Regression, respectively.

In order to measure the prediction accuracy, predicted responses with the actual responses are compared of each regression-based model in terms of the validation methods described in Table 8.

Predefined performances measures for Ridge, Elastic Net, and Lasso sets of data are given in Table 8. All performance measures (MAE, MSE, MAPE, Sum Square of Error, R-square, and R-square Adjusted) indicate that significantly better results were obtained by Lasso-Hampel in comparison to others. Considering Mean Absolute Error (MAE) values for Lasso-Hampel (5.473598081), MSE (48.411285), MAPE (9.17489), Sum Square of Error (92659.21), R-square (0.8230399), and R-square Adjusted (0.820221), respectively.

As can be seen in Table 8, In the context of validation (MAE, MSE, MAPE, and Sum Square of Error), the Lasso-Hamper also exhibited the lowest error data which provides the most relevant data of the result. It can be assumed that the method of Lasso-Hamper is able to be relied on investigation of the accuracy in big data obtained from regularization and robust regression.

According to Figure 2, the forecast generated by individual models show that Lasso-Hampel method leads to more accurate forecasts than the other models, because the forecasts by Lasso-Hampel method follow the pattern of actual data better than the other forecast by models used in this study. Based on the accuracy of the MAE, MSE, MAPE, Sum Square of Error, R-square, and R-square Adjusted, the obtained result is proved by Figure 2.

Figure 2. Accuracy measure for three regularization regressions and three robust regressions

Table 9. Results for 8 Selection Criteria for Ridge, Elastic Net, and Lasso


Robust regression





























































































All possible models have 9 models such as Regularization (Ridge, Lasso, and Elastic Net) and Robust Regression (Tukey-Bi Square, Hampel, and Hubber). The minimum value for 8SC were found for model Lasso-Hampel meaning that subset the highest 30 variable important from Lasso and continue with Hampel Regression. The results obtained from 8SC are observed in Table 9.

4. Conclusions

The results show that Lasso-Hampel model provides the best model as compared to other existing methods used in this study. The selection of efficient model needs to deal with all possible models with the second interaction terms. The proposed hybrid (Lasso-Hampel) model is found to be better in terms of MAE, MSE, and MAPE value in comparison to other existing methods. Therefore, the proposed hybrid model Lasso-Hampel can therefore be used for the efficient selection of the model including the interaction terms in it. For future work, each of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 highest variable important were selected.


The author would like to thank the University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa Banten Indonesia and University Sains Malaysia for the support in this research project.


Appendix A

data.frame(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T11, T12, T13, T14, T15, T16, T17, T19, T21, T22, T23, T25, H5, PY, T1*T2, T1*T3, T1*T4, T1*T5, T1*T6, T1*T7, T1*T8, T1*T9, T1*T10, T1*T11, T1*T12, T1*T13, T1*T14, T1*T15, T26, T27, T28, T29, H1, T1*T16, T1*T17, T1*T19, T1*T21, T1*T22, T1*T23, T1*T25, T1*T26, T1*T27, T1*T28, T1*T29, T2*T3, T2*T4, T2*T5, T2*T6, T2*T7, T2*T8, T2*T9, T2*T10, T2*T11, T2*T12, T2*T13, T2*T14, T2*T15, T2*T16, T2*T17, T3*T5, T3*T6, T1*H1, T1*H5, T1*PY, T2*T19, T2*T21, T2*T22, T2*T23, T2*T25, T2*T26, T2*T27, T2*T28, T2*T29, T2*H1, T2*H5, T2*PY, T3*T4, T3*T7, T3*T8, T3*T9, T3*T10, T3*T11, T3*T12, T3*T13, T3*T14, T3*T15, T3*T16, T3*T17, T3*T19, T3*T21, T3*T22, T3*T23, T3*T25, T3*T26, T3*T27, T3*T28, T3*T29, T3*H1, T3*H5, T3*PY, T4*T5, T4*T6, T4*T7, T4*T8, T4*T9, T4*T10, T4*T11, T4*T12, T4*T13, T4*T14, T4*T15, T4*T16, T4*T17, T4*T19, T4*T21, T4*T22, T4*T23, T4*T25, T4*T26, T4*T27, T4*T28, T4*T29, T4*H1, T4*H5, T4*PY, T5*T6, T5*T7, T5*T8, T5*T9, T5*T10, T5*T11, T5*T12, T5*T13, T5*T14, T5*T15, T5*T16, T5*T17, T5*T19, T5*T21, T5*T22, T5*T23, T5*T25, T5*T26, T5*T27, T5*T28, T5*T29, T5*H1, T5*H5, T5*PY, T6*T7, T6*T8, T6*T9, T6*T10, T6*T11, T6*T12, T6*T13, T6*T14, T6*T15, T6*T16, T6*T17, T6*T19, T6*T21, T6*T22, T6*T23, T6*T25, T6*T26, T6*T27, T6*T28, T6*T29, T6*H1, T6*H5, T6*PY, T7*T8, T7*T9, T7*T10, T7*T11, T7*T12, T7*T13, T7*T14, T7*T15, T7*T16, T7*T17, T7*T19, T7*T21, T7*T22, T7*T23, T7*T25, T7*T26, T7*T27, T7*T28, T7*T29, T7*H1, T7*H5, T7*PY, T8*T9, T8*T10, T8*T11, T8*T12, T8*T13, T8*T14, T8*T15, T8*T16, T8*T17, T8*T19, T8*T21, T8*T22, T8*T23, T8*T25, T8*T26, T8*T27, T8*T28, T8*T29, T8*H1, T8*H5, T8*PY, T9*T10, T9*T11, T9*T12, T9*T13, T9*T14, T9*T15, T9*T16, T9*T17, T9*T19, T9*T21, T9*T22, T9*T23, T9*T25, T9*T26, T9*T27, T9*T28, T9*T29, T9*H1, T9*H5, T9*PY, T10*T11, T10*T12, T10*T13, T10*T14, T10*T15, T10*T16, T10*T17, T10*T19, T10*T21, T10*T22, T10*T23, T10*T25, T10*T2, T10*T27, T10*T28, T10*T29, T10*H1, T10*H5, T10*PY, T11*T12, T11*T13, T11*T14, T11*T15, T11*T16, T11*T17, T11*T19, T11*T21, T11*T22, T11*T23, T11*T25, T11*T26, T11*T27, T11*T28, T11*T29, T11*H1, T11*H5, T11*PY, T12*T13, T12*T14, T12*T15, T12*T16, T12*T17, T12*T19, T12*T21, T12*T22, T12*T23, T12*T25, T12*T26, T12*T27, T12*T28, T12*T29, T12*H1, T12*H5, T12*PY, T13*T14, T13*T15, T13*T16, T13*T17, T13*T19, T13*T21, T13*T22, T13*T23, T13*T25, T13*T26, T13*T27, T13*T28, T13*T29, T13*H1, T13*H5, T13*PY, T14*T15, T14*T16, T14*T17, T14*T19, T14*T21, T14*T22, T14*T23, T14*T25, T14*T26, T14*T27, T14*T28, T14*T29, T14*H1, T14*H5, T14*PY, T15*T16, T15*T17, T15*T19, T15*T21, T15*T22, T15*T23, T15*T25, T15*T26, T15*T27, T15*T28, T15*T29, T15*H1, T15*H5, T15*PY, T16*T17, T16*T19, T16*T21, T16*T22, T16*T23, T16*T25, T16*T26, T16*T27, T16*T28, T16*T29, T16*H1, T16*H5, T16*PY, T17*T19, T17*T21, T17*T22, T17*T23, T17*T25, T17*T26, T17*T27, T17*T28, T17*T29, T17*H1, T17*H5, T17*PY, T19*T21, T19*T22, T19*T23, T19*T25, T19*T26, T19*T27, T19*T28, T19*T29, T19*H1, T19*H5, T19*PY, T21*T22, T21*T23, T21*T25, T21*T26, T21*T27, T21*T28, T21*T29, T21*H1, T21*H5, T21*PY, T22*T23, T22*T25, T22*T26, T22*T27, T22*T28, T22*T29, T22*H1, T22*H5, T22*PY, T23*T25, T23*T26, T23*T27, T23*T28, T23*T29, T23*H1, T23*H5, T23*PY, T25*T26, T25*T27, T25*T28, T25*T29, T25*H1, T25*H5, T25*PY, T26*T27, T26*T28, T26*T29, T26*H1, T26*H5, T26*PY, T27*T28, T27*T29, T27*H1, T27*H5, T27*PY, T28*T29, T28*H1, T28*H5, T28*PY, T29*H1, T29*H5, T29*PY, H1*H5, H1*PY, H5*PY)

Appendix B

Figure B-1. The 30 highest important variables for Ridge Regression

Figure B-2. The 30 highest important variables for Elastic Net Regression

Figure B-3. The 30 highest important variables for Lasso Regression


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