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IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook

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Learn
  • Use and understand the industry standard CRISP_DM process for data mining.
  • Assemble data simply, quickly, and correctly using the full power of extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) tools.
  • Control the amount of time you spend organizing and formatting your data.
  • Develop predictive models that stand up to the demands of real-life applications.
  • Take your modeling to the next level beyond default settings and learn the tips that the experts use.
  • Learn why the best model is not always the most accurate one.
  • Master deployment techniques that put your discoveries to work making the most of your business’ most critical resources.
  • Challenge yourself with scripting for ultimate control and automation - it’s easier than you think!
About

IBM SPSS Modeler is a data mining workbench that enables you to explore data, identify important relationships that you can leverage, and build predictive models quickly allowing your organization to base its decisions on hard data not hunches or guesswork.

IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook takes you beyond the basics and shares the tips, the timesavers, and the workarounds that experts use to increase productivity and extract maximum value from data. The authors 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 book, you are learning from practitioners who have helped define the state of the art.

Follow the industry standard data mining process, gaining new skills at each stage, from loading data to integrating results into everyday business practices. Get a handle on the most efficient ways of extracting data from your own sources, preparing it for exploration and modeling. Master the best methods for building models that will perform well in the workplace.

Go beyond the basics and get the full power of your data mining workbench with this practical guide.

Features
  • Go beyond mere insight and build models than you can deploy in the day to day running of your business
  • Save time and effort while getting more value from your data than ever before
  • Loaded with detailed step-by-step examples that show you exactly how it’s done by the best in the business
Page Count 382
Course Length 11 hours 27 minutes
ISBN9781849685467
Date Of Publication 22 Oct 2013

Authors

Keith McCormick

Keith McCormick is an independent data miner, trainer, conference speaker, and author. He has been using statistics software tools since the early 90s, and has been conducting training since 1997. He has been data mining and using IBM SPSS Modeler since its arrival in North America in the late 90s. He is also an expert in other packages, IBM's SPSS software suite, including IBM SPSS Statistics, AMOS, and Text Mining. He blogs and reviews related books as well.

Dean Abbott

Dean Abbott is the President of Abbott Analytics, Inc. in San Diego, California. He has over two decades experience in applying advanced data mining, data preparation, and data visualization methods in real-world data intensive problems, including fraud detection, customer acquisition and retention, digital behavior for web applications and mobile, customer lifetime value, survey analysis, donation solicitation and planned giving. He has developed, coded, and evaluated algorithms for use in commercial data mining and pattern recognition products, including polynomial networks, neural networks, radial basis functions, and clustering algorithms for multiple software vendors. He is a seasoned instructor, having taught a wide range of data mining tutorials and seminars to thousands of attendees, including PAW, KDD, INFORMS, DAMA, AAAI, and IEEE conferences. He is the instructor of well-regarded data mining courses, explaining concepts in language readily understood by a wide range of audiences, including analytics novices, data analysts, statisticians, and business professionals. He also has taught both applied and hands-on data mining courses for major software vendors, including IBM SPSS Modeler, Statsoft STATISTICA, Salford System SPM, SAS Enterprise Miner, IBM PredictiveInsight, Tibco Spotfire Miner, KNIME, RapidMiner, and Megaputer Polyanalyst.

Meta S. Brown

Meta S. Brown helps organizations use practical data analysis to solve everyday business problems. A hands-on analyst who has tackled projects with up to $900 million at stake, she is a recognized expert in cutting-edge business analytics. She is devoted to educating the business community on effective use of statistics, data mining, and text mining. A sought-after analytics speaker, she has conducted over 4000 hours of seminars, attracting audiences across North America, Europe, and South America. Her articles appear frequently on All Analytics, Smart Data Collective, and other publications. She is also co-author of Big Data, Mining and Analytics: Key Components for Strategic Decisions (forthcoming from CRC Press, Editor: Stephan Kudyba). She holds a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Rutgers University, and professional certifications from the American Society for Quality and National Association for Healthcare Quality. She has served on the faculties of Roosevelt University and National-Louis University.

Tom Khabaza

Tom Khabaza is an independent consultant in predictive analytics and data mining, and the Founding Chairman of the Society of Data Miners. He is a data mining veteran of over 20 years and many industries and applications. He has helped to create the IBM SPSS Modeler (Clementine) data mining workbench and the industry standard CRISP-DM methodology, and led the first integrations of data mining and text mining. His recent thought leadership includes the 9 Laws of Data Mining.

Scott R. Mutchler

Scott R. Mutchler is the Vice President of Advanced Analytics Services at QueBIT Consulting LLC. He had spent the first 17 years of his career building enterprise solutions as a DBA, software developer, and enterprise architect. When Scott discovered his true passion was for advanced analytics, he moved into advanced analytics leadership roles where he was able to drive millions of dollars in incremental revenues and cost savings through the application of advanced analytics to most challenging business problems. His strong IT background turned out to be a huge asset in building integrated advanced analytics solutions. Recently, he was the Predictive Analytics Worldwide Industrial Sector Lead for IBM. In this role, he worked with IBM SPSS clients worldwide. He architected advanced analytic solutions for clients in some of the world's largest retailers and manufacturers. He received his Masters from Virginia Tech in Geology. He stays in Colorado and enjoys an outdoor lifestyle, playing guitar, and travelling.