In this article, Keith McCormick co-author of IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook expresses pride in the fact that as a group of authors (Dean Abbott, Meta S. Brown, Tom Khabaza, and Scott R. Mutchler) that they have often provided the unexpected, the innovative, and boundary testing aspects of using Modeler everyday. Even the reviewers played a critical role in this. Two of the reviewers, Terry Taerum and Jesus Salcedo, made improvements to recipes and supplemented the recipes in the final days of the review process. All of the reviewers played a role in making the collection more innovative. Colin Shearer kindly observed in his Foreword:
Read IBM SPSS Modeler – Pushing the Limits in full
“The author of this book are among the very best of these exponents, gurus who, in their brilliant and imaginative use of the tool, have pushed back the boundaries of applied analytics. By reading this article, you are learning from practitioners who have helped define the state of the art”
In this article by Max De Wilde and Ruben Verborgh, the authors of the book Using OpenRefine, we dive deeper into dataset repair, demonstrating some of the more sophisticated data operations OpenRefine has to offer. OpenRefine (ex-Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data, cleaning it, transforming it from one format into another, extending it with web services, and linking it to databases like Freebase. The true power of OpenRefine only emerges when you dive into its more advanced features. This article will therefore shed light on the following:
- Recipe 1 – handling multi-valued cells
- Recipe 3 – clustering similar cells
Let's start with recipe 1.Read Advanced Data Operations in full
In this article by Brian Peiris, the author of the book Instant jQuery Flot Visual Data Analysis, we will understand that the axes are the most configurable parts of the chart. Flot gives you the ability to change the position, type, and colors of the axes. It also gives you full control of the ticks and labels on the axes, letting you adjust the number of ticks and alter the formatting. Axes also determine how the data is displayed; you can change the min and max settings to display only a part of the data on the chart and you can also transform the data in various ways.
The full documentation is available at https://github.com/flot/flot/blob/master/API.md#customizing-the-axes. We will take a look at some examples of the configuration options by creating a chart that has a logarithmic axis and another chart that includes multiple axes.Read Working with axes (Should know) in full
In this article created by Marcel van der Plas and Michel van Zoestauthor of Oracle APEX Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:
- Creating an item type plug-in
- Creating a region type plug-in
- Creating a dynamic action plug-in
- Creating a process type plug-in
- Creating an authorization plug-in
This article by Yuguang Zhang, the author of the book Building UIs with Wijmo, discusses the dialog widget, which is present in the Wijmo Open set. It is an enhancement of the jQuery UI dialog with more features. Wijmo dialogs can be maximized, minimized, pinned to a location, and display external content from a URL in the dialog window. This article discusses the options, methods, and events that are added in Wijmo, and how to use them to change the appearance and behavior of the dialog.Read The Dialog Widget in full
This article is written by María Carina Roldán, author of the book, Pentaho Data Integration Beginner's Guide, Second Edition. Pentaho Data Integration or PDI is an engine along with a suite of tools responsible for the processes of Extracting, Transforming, and Loading; also known as ETL processes.
In this article, you will:
- Learn what Pentaho Data Integration is
- Install the software and start working with the PDI graphical designer
- Install MySQL, a database engine that you will use when you start working with databases
This article written by Eli Geske author of the book, Learning DHTMLX Suite UI. In this article, we will learn about the DHTMLX grid component covering the different initializations, events, methods, and settings. We will then add a grid to the application that will control the user data.
All changes done in this article will occur inside the app.js file.
In this article, we will start adding code to the callbacks object and use the storage object for the first time.Read The DHTMLX Grid in full
This article written by Silvina P. Hillar, the author of the book Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook, covers creating and embedding different types of 2D and 3D charts.
In this article, we will cover the following recipes:
- Inserting column charts
- Embedding a line chart
- Designing a graph out of a choice activity
- Creating bar charts with hyperlinks
- Working with area charts
- Creating a poll and designing a surface chart
- Drawing a donut interactive chart
- Designing a map chart
- Creating a gauge chart
This article, written by Pankaj Sharma, the author of Instant Premium Drupal Themes discusses about the advantages of using the Drupal platform. Drupal is an open source content management platform. It is being used by millions of websites and this count is increasing with each day. Drupal can be used to create website of any category and domain.Read What is Drupal? in full
This article by Hiren J. Dave, author of the book Instant Sencha Touch, will give you a brief insight on initiating the creation of a Hello World applications using Sencha TouchRead Building a Hello World application in full
This article written by Kunal Mathur, the author of Instant Social Media Marketing with HootSuite, will teach you how to integrate various social content applications directly from HootSuite. A prerequisite for this is that you must have a HootSuite account and must be logged in to it.Read Using App Directory in HootSuite in full
In this article by Kevin L. Sapp, the author of the book, Instant VMware Player for Virtualization, we will cover the process of installing Windows 8 from an ISO formatted image using VMware Player.Read Use Of ISO Image for Installation of Windows8 Virtual Machine in full
In this article by Davide Moraschi, author of Business Intelligence with MicroStrategy Cookbook, explains how to connect from MicroStrategy to one of the most commonly used platforms for Big Data. The distribution used is CH4 with Impala and also demonstrates the connection to a common platform for columnar databases, the Vertica engine by HP. The distribution used is the Community Edition, freely available from the vendor site.Read Cloudera Hadoop and HP Vertica in full