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Machine Learning with R Cookbook - Second Edition

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  • Create and inspect transaction datasets and perform association analysis with the Apriori algorithm
  • Visualize patterns and associations using a range of graphs and find frequent item-sets using the Eclat algorithm
  • Compare differences between each regression method to discover how they solve problems
  • Detect and impute missing values in air quality data
  • Predict possible churn users with the classification approach
  • Plot the autocorrelation function with time series analysis
  • Use the Cox proportional hazards model for survival analysis
  • Implement the clustering method to segment customer data
  • Compress images with the dimension reduction method
  • Incorporate R and Hadoop to solve machine learning problems on big data

Big data has become a popular buzzword across many industries. An increasing number of people have been exposed to the term and are looking at how to leverage big data in their own businesses, to improve sales and profitability. However, collecting, aggregating, and visualizing data is just one part of the equation. Being able to extract useful information from data is another task, and a much more challenging one. Machine Learning with R Cookbook, Second Edition uses a practical approach to teach you how to perform machine learning with R. Each chapter is divided into several simple recipes. Through the step-by-step instructions provided in each recipe, you will be able to construct a predictive model by using a variety of machine learning packages. In this book, you will first learn to set up the R environment and use simple R commands to explore data. The next topic covers how to perform statistical analysis with machine learning analysis and assess created models, covered in detail later on in the book. You'll also learn how to integrate R and Hadoop to create a big data analysis platform. The detailed illustrations provide all the information required to start applying machine learning to individual projects. With Machine Learning with R Cookbook, machine learning has never been easier.

  • Apply R to simplify predictive modeling with short and simple code
  • Use machine learning to solve problems ranging from small to big data
  • Build a training and testing dataset, applying different classification methods.
Page Count 572
Course Length 17 hours 9 minutes
Date Of Publication 22 Oct 2017


Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu)

Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu) is the founder of LargitData Company. He has previously worked for Trend Micro as a software engineer, with the responsibility of building up big data platforms for business intelligence and customer relationship management systems. In addition to being a startup entrepreneur and data scientist, he specializes in using Spark and Hadoop to process big data and apply data mining techniques to data analysis. Yu-Wei is also a professional lecturer, and has delivered talks on Python, R, Hadoop, and tech talks at a variety of conferences.

In 2013, Yu-Wei reviewed Bioinformatics with R Cookbook, a book compiled for Packt Publishing.

AshishSingh Bhatia

AshishSingh Bhatia is a reader and learner at his core. He has more than 11 years of rich experience in different IT sectors, encompassing training, development, and management. He has worked in many domains, such as software development, ERP, banking, and training. He is passionate about Python and Java and has recently been exploring R. He is mostly involved in web and mobile development in various capacities. He likes to explore new technologies and share his views and thoughts through various online media and magazines. He believes in sharing his experience with the new generation and also takes part in training and teaching.