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In the Chicago Food Inspection Forecasting project, the number of days before an inspection has to be made was forecasted as 6.55 days with GLM and Random Forest predictive models. I developed a model using XGBoost algorithm and arrived at 7.79 days - an improvement of 1.24 days (19%).