Getting into shape for the sport of data science: Screencast of talk by Jeremy Howard at Melbourne R Users

March 23, 2011

(This article was first published on R User Groups, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Jeremy Howard gave a talk at the Melbourne R User Group on 16th March 2011.

Jeremy provided tips on how to successfully compete in data mining competitions. He showed how he combines R with other tools to build predictive models. He gave a walkthrough of the data, visualizations, and code, for a number of his competition entries. The talk also included an introduction to the theory behind Jeremy’s favourite modelling algorithm: random forests.

Screencast of the talk:

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