Posts Tagged ‘ data mining ’

Doing the Right Thing: Are your measures correct?

March 30, 2014
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"A lot of good analysis is wasted doing the wrong thing."Anyone who has worked with data on business problems is probably aware of this adage.  And this past week, I was reminded once again of this fact while analyzing a marketing program.  T...

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R: Text Mining on Twitter #PrayForMH370 Malaysia Airlines

March 21, 2014
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R: Text Mining on Twitter #PrayForMH370 Malaysia Airlines

It's been two weeks for search and rescue operations on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, after it vanished from the radar on March 8, 2014. And wherever they are, we hope and pray for them.Photo from VENUS - Wall of Hope & Prayers for MH370In this p...

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Heuristics in Analytics

March 12, 2014
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Last week, a book -- a real, hard-cover paper-paged book -- arrived in the mail with the title:  Heuristics in Analytics:  A Practical Perspective of What Influences Our Analytic World.  The book wasn't a total surprise, because I had re...

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Lines and Circles and Logistic Regression

March 1, 2014
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Lines and Circles and Logistic Regression

Euclidean geometry, formalized in Euclid's Elements about 2,300 years ago, is in many ways a study of lines and circles.  One might think that after more than two millennia, we have moved beyond such basic shapes particularly in a realm such as da...

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The gap between data mining and predictive models

February 21, 2014
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The gap between data mining and predictive models

The Facebook data science blog shared some fun data explorations this Valentine’s Day in Carlos Greg Diuk’s “The Formation of Love”. They are rightly receiving positive interest in and positive reviews of their work (for example Robinson Meyer’s Atlantic article). The finding is also a great opportunity to discuss the gap between cool data mining […] Related posts: A Demonstration of Data Mining Generalized linear models for predicting rates Data…

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Using Last.fm to data mine my music listening history

January 28, 2014
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Using Last.fm to data mine my music listening history

I've (passively) been keeping meticulous records of almost every song I've listened to since January of 2008. Since I opened my last.fm account 6 years ago, they've accumulated a massive detailed dataset of the 107,222 songs I've listened to since then. The best thing is that they're willing to share this data with me! I »more

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Connecting TOAD For MySQL, MySQL Workbench, and R to Amazon AWS EC2 Using SSH Tunneling

January 8, 2014
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Connecting TOAD For MySQL, MySQL Workbench, and R to Amazon AWS EC2 Using SSH Tunneling

I often use Amazon EC2 to store and retrieve data when I need either additional storage or higher computing capacity.  In this tutorial I’ll share how to connect to a MySQL database so that one can retrieve the data and do the analysis.  I tend to use either TOAD for MySQL or MySQL Workbench to run […]

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New book release: Data Mining Applications with R

December 23, 2013
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New book release: Data Mining Applications with R

Book title: Data Mining Applications with R Editors: Yanchang Zhao, Yonghua Cen Publisher: Elsevier Publish date: December 2013 ISBN: 978-0-12-411511-8 Length: 514 pages URL: http://www.rdatamining.com/books/dmar An edited book titled Data Mining Applications with R was released in December 2013, which … Continue reading →

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Preview of book Data Mining Applications with R

December 3, 2013
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Preview of book Data Mining Applications with R

An edited book titled Data Mining Applications with R will be on market soon, which features 15 real-word applications on data mining with R. A preview of the book is available on Google Books. R code, data and color figures … Continue reading →

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For Predictive Modeling, Big Data Is No Big Deal

September 25, 2013
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That is what I will be speaking about when I give a keynote talk a the Predictive Analytics World conference on Monday, September 30th in Boston.For one thing, data has always been big. Big is a relative concept and data has always been big relative to...

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