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

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:

Additional Links:

Video Introduction to R Packages by Rory Winston – Melbourne R Users February 2011

On February 17th 2011
Rory Winston gave a talk on creating R packages at the Melbourne R Users Group
(see Meetup page).

The Video can be viewed directly here.

Many thanks to

  • Pedro Olaya for filming the talk;
  • Drew Conway for posting and hosting the
    video; and
  • Deloitte for providing an excellent venue.