Clustering and Classification with Machine Learning in R [Video]

By Minerva Singh
    Advance your knowledge in tech with a Packt subscription

  • Instant online access to over 7,500+ books and videos
  • Constantly updated with 100+ new titles each month
  • Breadth and depth in over 1,000+ technologies
  1. Introduction to the Course

About this video

This course is your complete guide to both supervised and unsupervised learning using R. This course covers all the main aspects of practical data science; if you take this course, there is no need to take other courses or buy books on R-based data science. In this age of big data, companies across the Globe use R to sift through the avalanche of information at their disposal. By becoming proficient in unsupervised and supervised learning in R, you can give your company a competitive edge and take your career to the next level.

Over the course of research, the author realized that almost all the R data science courses and books out there do take account of the multidimensional nature of the topic. This course will give you a robust grounding in the main aspects of machine learning: clustering and classification. Unlike other R instructors, the author digs deep into R's machine learning features and give you a one-of-a-kind grounding in data science! You will go all the way from carrying out data reading & cleaning to machine learning, to finally implementing powerful machine learning algorithms and evaluating their performance via R.

The following topics will be covered: -

• A full introduction to the R Framework for data science

• Data structures and reading in R, including CSV, Excel, and HTML data

• How to pre-process and clean data by removing NAs/No data, visualization

• Machine learning, supervised learning, and unsupervised learning in R

• Model building and selection and much more!

The course will help you implement methods using real data obtained from different sources. Many courses use made-up data that does not empower students to implement R-based data science in real life. After taking this course, you'll easily use data science packages such as Caret to work with real data in R. You'll even understand concepts such as unsupervised learning, dimension reduction, and supervised learning.

All the code and supporting files for this course are available at -

Publication date:
November 2019
7 hours 42 minutes

About the Author

  • Minerva Singh

    Minerva Singh is a PhD graduate from Cambridge University where she specialized in Tropical Ecology. She is also a part-time Data Scientist. As part of her research, she must carry out extensive data analysis, including spatial data analysis. For this purpose, she prefers to use a combination of freeware tools: R, QGIS, and Python. She does most of her spatial data analysis work using R and QGIS. Apart from being free, these are very powerful tools for data visualization, processing, and analysis. She also holds an MPhil degree in Geography and Environment from Oxford University. She has honed her statistical and data analysis skills through several MOOCs, including The Analytics Edge and Statistical. In addition to spatial data analysis, she is also proficient in statistical analysis, machine learning, and data mining.

    Browse publications by this author
Book Title
Access this video and the full library for FREE
Start free trial