Data Mining Book Review: Exploring Data with RapidMiner

April 7, 2014 by Sandro Saitta · Leave a Comment
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rapidminerI recently received a short introduction to data exploration for RapidMiner, “Exploring Data with RapidMiner” by Andrew Chisholm. This short book is a tutorial for data exploration using the RapidMiner interface. It’s more of a user manual than a book on data exploration. In each chapter, a quick (and general) introduction precede RapidMiner steps and screenshots. The target audience is beginner level. To be noted the interesting chapter about outliers. I would advise this book if you start with both data exploration and RapidMiner.

Exploring Data with RapidMiner

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Swiss Analytics Magazine

March 27, 2014 by Sandro Saitta · Leave a Comment
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The Swiss Association for Analytics (www.swiss-analytics.ch) just launched the very first issue of the Swiss Analytics Magazine! Here is the editorial: Welcome to the very first issue of the Swiss Analytics Magazine (SAM), published by the Swiss Association for Analytics (SAA). This magazine is one of our means to achieve the association objectives. The main objective is to provide original analytics content to Swiss practitioners. In the different issues… Continue reading...
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Data Mining Book Review: Naked Statistics

March 18, 2014 by Sandro Saitta · 2 Comments
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nakedI heard about Naked Statistics, from Charles Wheelan, a few months ago. Marcel Baumgartner mentioned it on the LinkedIn group of the Swiss Statistical Society as an excellent book. So I urged to bought it...and I wasn't disappointed. Naked Statistics is a journey in the world of statistics applied to everyday challenges. The book is very readable… Continue reading... | 2 Comments
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Data Mining Book Review: Statistics – A Very Short Introduction

March 2, 2014 by Sandro Saitta · Leave a Comment
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statsintroDavid J. Hand is well known for his famous book Principles of Data Mining. He also wrote an introductory book Statistics - A Very Short Introduction. This 124 pages book is a journey in the world of statistics. Although the book is mainly for beginners, it is a refreshing reminder for statisticians and people in… Continue reading...
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Predicting Kickstarter campaign success through data mining

February 17, 2014 by Sandro Saitta · 1 Comment
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vincent-etterToday, I have the pleasure to welcome Vincent Etter, PhD student at EPFL, with a very interesting data mining project: the prediction of Kickstarter project success. Thanks for your answers Vincent. Data Mining Research: Could you introduce yourself and explain how you entered the field of data mining? Vincent Etter: I'm a PhD student in Computer and Communications Sciences at EPFL. I… Continue reading... | 1 Comment
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Think you need Hadoop? Think again

January 25, 2014 by Sandro Saitta · 4 Comments
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Today's post is written by Rick DelGado. His guest post is about the need of Hadoop. Thanks Rick for your input. In the big data buzz, Hadoop has been the big data solution of choice leaving many feeling like Hadoop is their only option for harnessing big data. However, there are many other big data options out there that offer different features than Hadoop, and may actually fit your business needs… Continue reading... | 4 Comments
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Data Mining Book Review: Assessing and Improving Prediction and Classification

January 16, 2014 by Sandro Saitta · 2 Comments
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assessingDo you ever wanted to know more about data mining algorithms? Are you interested in experiences and tricks that are not written in introductory text books? Then, Assessing and Improving Prediction and Classification, by Timothy Masters, is maybe what you need. This advanced book describes topics such as regression and classification method assessment, resampling and combining classifiers… Continue reading... | 2 Comments
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