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Learning Path: R: Master Data Mining Techniques with R

Unlock the power of R for data mining on real-world datasets
Packt Publishing
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Make use of statistics and programming to understand data mining concepts and their application
Explore various libraries available in R for data mining
Apply data management steps to handle large datasets
Get to know various data visualization libraries available in R to represent data
Create predictive models to build a recommendation engine
Implement various dimension reduction techniques to handle large datasets
Acquire knowledge about the neural network concept drawn from computer science and its applications in data mining

The world is emitting data at a very high pace and everyone wants to gain insights from the huge number of data coming their way. Data mining provides a way of finding these insights and R has become the go-to-tool for it among the data analysts and data scientists. If you’re looking forward to working on complex data mining projects and gaining deeper insights of data, then go for this Learning Path.

Packt’s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.

The highlights of this Learning Path are:

  • Practical projects on real-world data mining use cases presented in a very easy-to-understand manner
  • One-stop solution to perform spatial data mining, text mining, social media mining, and web mining

Let’s get on this data mining journey together! This Learning Path starts with a brief introduction to R and setting up the development environment. Get a firm hold on the fundamentals of R and gradually build your skill level for data science. This Learning Path will then teach you various data mining techniques, showing you how to apply different mining concepts to various statistical and data applications in a wide range of fields. It will help you complete complex data mining cases and guide you through handling issues you might encounter during projects. Moving ahead, you will build your own recommendation engine. You will then implement dimensionality reduction and use it to build a real-world project. You will be also introduced to the concept of neural networks and learn how to apply them for predictions, classifications, and forecasting. Finally, you will implement ggplot2, plotly and aspects of geomapping to create your own data visualization projects.

After completing this Learning Path, you will have a solid understanding of all data mining techniques and how to implement them using R, in any real-world scenario.

About the Author:

We have combined the best works of the following esteemed authors to ensure that your learning journey is smooth:

Dr. Samik Sen is a theoretical physicist and loves thinking about hard problems. After his PH.D. in developing computational methods to solve problems for which no solutions existed, he began thinking about how to tackle math problems while lecturing. He developed algorithms to generate problem sets and solutions and learned how to create video lessons. He has since developed a large Facebook community teaching school math around Ireland, with associated e-learning products and a YouTube channel. He has a YouTube channel associated with data science, which also provides a valuable engagement with people round the world who look at problems from a different perspective.

Pradeepta Mishra is a data scientist, predictive modeling expert, deep learning and machine learning practitioner, and an econometrician. He is currently leading the data science and machine learning practice for Ma Foi Analytics, Bangalore, India. He holds a patent for enhancing planogram design for the retail industry. Pradeepta has published and presented research papers at IIM Ahmedabad, India. He is a visiting faculty at various leading B-schools and regularly gives talks on data science and machine learning. Pradeepta has spent more than 10 years in his domain and has solved various projects relating to classification, regression, pattern recognition, time series forecasting, and unstructured data analysis using text mining procedures, spanning across domains such as healthcare, insurance, retail and e-commerce, manufacturing, and so on.

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