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Experience on using R to build prediction models in business applications

March 8, 2012
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Experience on using R to build prediction models in business applications

By Yanchang zhao, RDataMining.com Building prediction/classification models is one of the most widely-seen data mining tasks in business applications. To share experience on building prediction models with R, I have started a discussion at RDataMining group on LinkedIn with the … Continue reading →

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A prize of US$3,000,000 for a data mining competition to improve healthcare

December 13, 2011
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A prize of US$3,000,000 for a data mining competition to improve healthcare

There is a data mining competition with a prize of $3,000,000. The target is to improve healthcare in US by identifying patients who will be admitted to a hospital within the next year, using historical claims data. The algorithm to … Continue reading →

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Statistics with R – Lots of R Examples

December 8, 2011
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Statistics with R – Lots of R Examples

“Statistics with R” is a great R graphics & stats website. It provides lots of R examples, covering many analytics topics. It is also available as a PDF document to download at the website, as well as the R codes. … Continue reading →

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A nice short article on memory in R

November 28, 2011
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A nice short article on memory in R

There is a nice short article on memory issue in R at http://www.matthewckeller.com/html/memory.html. If you use R to process large data, you might find it helpful. It introduces: - checking how much memory an object is taking; - the memory … Continue reading →

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Using Text Mining to Find Out What @RDataMining Tweets are About

November 8, 2011
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Using Text Mining to Find Out What @RDataMining Tweets are About

This post shows an example on text mining of Twitter data with R packages twitteR, tm and wordcloud. Package twitteR provides access to Twitter data, tm provides functions for text mining, and wordcloud visualizes the result with a word cloud. … Continue reading →

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Help: stemming and stem completion with package tm in R

November 3, 2011
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Help: stemming and stem completion with package tm in R

I came across a problem below when doing stemming and stem completion with package tm in R. Word “mining” was stemmed to “mine” with stemDocument(), and then completed to “miners”with stemCompletion(). However, I prefer to keep “mining” intact. For stemCompletion(), … Continue reading →

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R Cookbook with examples

October 27, 2011
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R Cookbook with examples

An R Cookbook can be found at http://code.ca-net.org/R%20Cookbook. It is a short web document presenting dozens of examples on - Accessing Database with packages RSQLite, RMySQL, RdbiPgSQL and RODBC; - Reading and Writing Data; - Date/Time variable; - Graphics; - … Continue reading →

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Interactive charts with googleVis package and R

October 4, 2011
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Interactive charts with googleVis package and R

Examples at the link below illustrate interactive charts created with the googleVis package and R. http://code.google.com/p/google-motion-charts-with-r/wiki/GadgetExamples Some amazing features are: a motion chart shows the changes over time, an AnnotatedTimeLine shows zoom-in/zoom-out view of time series, a TreeMap supports drill-down … Continue reading →

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Obama recruiting analysts and R is one preferred skill

September 27, 2011
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Obama recruiting analysts and R is one preferred skill

Barack Obama is recruiting analysts for his 2012 re-election campaign. It is to analyze the campaign’s data to guide election strategy and develop quantitative, actionable insights that drive decision-making. R is mentioned as one of the tools to use. Analytics … Continue reading →

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Datasets to Practice Your Data Mining

September 16, 2011
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Datasets to Practice Your Data Mining

There are many datasets available online for free for research use. Some of them are listed below. - The R Datasets Package: There are around 90 datasets available in the package. Most of them are small and easy to feed … Continue reading →

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