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Applied Predictive Analytics: Principles and Techniques for the Professional Data Analyst 1st Edition by Dean Abbott (Author)

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Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎464pages
ISBN-10‏:‎1118727967
ISBN-13‏:‎978-1118727966

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Learn the art and science of predictive analytics ― techniques that get resultsPredictive analytics is what translates big data into meaningful, usable business information. Written by a leading expert in the field, this guide examines the science of the underlying algorithms as well as the principles and best practices that govern the art of predictive analytics. It clearly explains the theory behind predictive analytics, teaches the methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects, and offers tips and tricks that are essential for successful predictive modeling. Hands-on examples and case studies are included.The ability to successfully apply predictive analytics enables businesses to effectively interpret big data; essential for competition todayThis guide teaches not only the principles of predictive analytics, but also how to apply them to achieve real, pragmatic solutionsExplains methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects from start to finishIllustrates each technique with hands-on examples and includes as series of in-depth case studies that apply predictive analytics to common business scenariosA companion website provides all the data sets used to generate the examples as well as a free trial version of softwareApplied Predictive Analytics arms data and business analysts and business managers with the tools they need to interpret and capitalize on big data. Read more

From the Inside Flap APPLY THE RIGHT ANALYTIC TECHNIQUEApplied Predictive Analytics: Principles and Techniques for the Professional Data Analyst shows tech-savvy business managers and data analysts how to use predictive analytics to solve practical business problems. It teaches readers the methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects, from start to finish. Internationally recognized data mining and predictive analytics expert Dean Abbott provides a practical and authoritative guide to best practices for successful predictive modeling, including expert tips and tricks to avoid common pitfalls.This book explains the theory behind the principles of predictive analytics in plain English; readers don’t need an extensive background in math and statistics, which makes it ideal for most tech-savvy business and data analysts. Each of the chapters describes one or more specific techniques and how they relate to the overall process model for predictive analytics. The depth of the description of a technique will match the complexity of the approach, with the intent to describe the techniques in enough depth for a practitioner to understand the effect of the major parameters needed to effectively use the technique and interpret the results.Each of the techniques is illustrated by examples, either unique to the task or as part of predictive modeling competitions. The companion website will provide all of the data sets used to generate these examples, along with links to open source and commercial software, so that readers can recreate and explore the examples.With detailed descriptions of techniques that get results, Applied Predictive Analytics shows you how to:Choose the proper analytics technique for various scenariosAvoid common mistakes and identify the weaknesses of various techniquesMitigate outliers and fill in missing data when necessaryInterpret predictive models often considered “black boxes,” including model ensemblesLearn how to assess model performance so the best model is selectedApply the appropriate sampling techniques for building and updating models From the Back Cover APPLY THE RIGHT ANALYTIC TECHNIQUEApplied Predictive Analytics: Principles and Techniques for the Professional Data Analyst shows tech-savvy business managers and data analysts how to use predictive analytics to solve practical business problems. It teaches readers the methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects, from start to finish. Internationally recognized data mining and predictive analytics expert Dean Abbott provides a practical and authoritative guide to best practices for successful predictive modeling, including expert tips and tricks to avoid common pitfalls.This book explains the theory behind the principles of predictive analytics in plain English; readers don’t need an extensive background in math and statistics, which makes it ideal for most tech-savvy business and data analysts. Each of the chapters describes one or more specific techniques and how they relate to the overall process model for predictive analytics. The depth of the description of a technique will match the complexity of the approach, with the intent to describe the techniques in enough depth for a practitioner to understand the effect of the major parameters needed to effectively use the technique and interpret the results.Each of the techniques is illustrated by examples, either unique to the task or as part of predictive modeling competitions. The companion website will provide all of the data sets used to generate these examples, along with links to open source and commercial software, so that readers can recreate and explore the examples.With detailed descriptions of techniques that get results, Applied Predictive Analytics shows you how to:Choose the proper analytics technique for various scenariosAvoid common mistakes and identify the weaknesses of various techniquesMitigate outliers and fill in missing data when necessaryInterpret predictive models often considered “black boxes,” including model ensemblesLearn how to assess model performance so the best model is selectedApply the appropriate sampling techniques for building and updating models About the Author DEAN ABBOTT is President of Abbott Analytics, Inc. (San Diego). He is an internationally recognized data mining and predictive analytics expert with over two decades experience in fraud detection, risk modeling, text mining, personality assessment, planned giving, toxicology, and other applications. He is also Chief Scientist of SmarterRemarketer, a company focusing on behaviorally- and data-driven marketing and web analytics. Read more

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