Current Reading in Data Mining
I’m currently reading two interesting books about analytics and data mining. I will review these two books in the near future. Meanwhile, here is a few information about these books:
- Analytics at Work (Davenport/Harris): I recently had the chance to receive an advance reader’s copy of this book (publication date: February 12th). Comparing to Competing on Analytics, Analytics at Work is for a larger audience since it explains how any company can improve in analytics. This book is easy to read and contains a lot of advices for anybody involved in this field.
- Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications (Nisbet/Elder/Miner): I heard a lot about this book. It seems to be THE new book about data mining. So I wanted to check by myself. I have to admit that it is a very interesting reading but since it is not theoretical, it is more beginner oriented. However, the applications and examples in SAS, Clementine and STATISTICA are very well presented. It is a new and fresh approach to data mining, which is very pleasant to read.
Even before making the final reviews, I can already recommend you these two books. Happy reading!