Machine Learning with R

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Machine learning, at its core, is concerned with transforming data into actionable knowledge. This fact makes machine learning well-suited to the present-day era of "big data" and "data science". Given the growing prominence of R—a cross-platform, zero-cost statistical programming environment—there has never been a better time to start applying machine learning. Whether you are new to data science or a veteran, machine learning with R offers a powerful set of methods for quickly and easily gaining insight from ...

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Overview

Machine learning, at its core, is concerned with transforming data into actionable knowledge. This fact makes machine learning well-suited to the present-day era of "big data" and "data science". Given the growing prominence of R—a cross-platform, zero-cost statistical programming environment—there has never been a better time to start applying machine learning. Whether you are new to data science or a veteran, machine learning with R offers a powerful set of methods for quickly and easily gaining insight from your data.

"Machine Learning with R" is a practical tutorial that uses hands-on examples to step through real-world application of machine learning. Without shying away from the technical details, we will explore Machine Learning with R using clear and practical examples. Well-suited to machine learning beginners or those with experience. Explore R to find the answer to all of your questions.

How can we use machine learning to transform data into action? Using practical examples, we will explore how to prepare data for analysis, choose a machine learning method, and measure the success of the process.

We will learn how to apply machine learning methods to a variety of common tasks including classification, prediction, forecasting, market basket analysis, and clustering. By applying the most effective machine learning methods to real-world problems, you will gain hands-on experience that will transform the way you think about data.

"Machine Learning with R" will provide you with the analytical tools you need to quickly gain insight from complex data.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782162148
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/29/2013
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 319,575
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Brett Lantz has 10 years of experience as a data analyst and programmer. A sociologist by training, he first began to apply data mining and machine learning to obtain insight into massive databases of human behavior. Brett has worked on studies of cellular telephone calls, genetic markers of cancer, medical billing data, and philanthropic donations, among others.

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