Applied Predictive Modeling

Author: Max Kuhn,Kjell Johnson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461468493

Category: Medical

Page: 600

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Applied Predictive Modeling covers the overall predictive modeling process, beginning with the crucial steps of data preprocessing, data splitting and foundations of model tuning. The text then provides intuitive explanations of numerous common and modern regression and classification techniques, always with an emphasis on illustrating and solving real data problems. The text illustrates all parts of the modeling process through many hands-on, real-life examples, and every chapter contains extensive R code for each step of the process. This multi-purpose text can be used as an introduction to predictive models and the overall modeling process, a practitioner’s reference handbook, or as a text for advanced undergraduate or graduate level predictive modeling courses. To that end, each chapter contains problem sets to help solidify the covered concepts and uses data available in the book’s R package. This text is intended for a broad audience as both an introduction to predictive models as well as a guide to applying them. Non-mathematical readers will appreciate the intuitive explanations of the techniques while an emphasis on problem-solving with real data across a wide variety of applications will aid practitioners who wish to extend their expertise. Readers should have knowledge of basic statistical ideas, such as correlation and linear regression analysis. While the text is biased against complex equations, a mathematical background is needed for advanced topics.
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Applied Predictive Modeling

An Overview of Applied Predictive Modeling

Author: Steven Taylor

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976213687

Category:

Page: 80

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Applied Predictive Modeling Predictive modeling uses statistics in order to predict outcomes. However, predictive modeling can be applied to future and to any other kind of unknown event, regardless of when it happened. When it comes to the applications of predictive modeling, techniques are used in various fields including algorithmic trading, uplift modeling, archaeology, health care, customer relationship management and many others. This book covers the predictive modeling process with fundamental steps of the process, data preprocessing, data splitting and crucial steps of model tuning and improving model performance. Further, the book will introduce you to the most common classification and regression techniques including logistic regression which is widely used when it comes to the finding the probability of event success or event failure. You will get to know the common predictive modeling techniques as well such as stepwise regression, polynomial regression and ridge regression which will help you when you are dealing with the data that suffers from very common multicollinearity where independent variables are highly correlated. The text then provides fundamental steps to effective predictive modeling. In the second chapter, you will learn how to build your own predictive model with logistic regression and Python. You will find data sets as well as corresponding codes. On of the crucial predictive modeling steps is model tuning, so you will learn some common techniques used in order to improve your model performance. You will get to know how to tune the parameters commonly used to increase the overall predictive power. Predictive modeling comes with a few obstacles and challenges like class imbalance. Imbalanced classes commonly put the accuracy of the model out of business, but you will learn how to properly handle class imbalance which will significantly improve the accuracy of your model. The book is multi-purpose focused on to predictive modeling process and predictive modeling techniques, so it will be of great help for those who are interested in predictive modeling techniques and applications. So, it is the right time to simplify the analysis, boost productivity as well as save time. The book will be your companion on your journey towards highly accurate predictive models. What you will learn in Applied Predictive Modeling: Most common predictive modeling techniques Types of regression models The overall predictive modeling process Fundamental steps to effective and highly accurate predictive modeling How to build predictive model with logistic regression with code listings How to build predictive model using Python How to enhance your model performance Parameters for increasing the overall predictive power How to handle class imbalance Common causes of poor model performance Get this book now and learn more about Applied Predictive Modeling!
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Applied Predictive Analytics

Principles and Techniques for the Professional Data Analyst

Author: Dean Abbott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118727967

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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Learn the art and science of predictive analytics — techniques that get results Predictive 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 today This guide teaches not only the principles of predictive analytics, but also how to apply them to achieve real, pragmatic solutions Explains methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects from start to finish Illustrates each technique with hands-on examples and includes as series of in-depth case studies that apply predictive analytics to common business scenarios A companion website provides all the data sets used to generate the examples as well as a free trial version of software Applied Predictive Analytics arms data and business analysts and business managers with the tools they need to interpret and capitalize on big data.
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92 Applied Predictive Modeling Techniques in R

With Step by Step Instructions on How to Build Them Fast!

Author: N. D. Lewis

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517516796

Category:

Page: 614

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About This Book This jam-packed book takes you under the hood with step by step instructions using the popular and free R predictive analytics package. It provides numerous examples, illustrations and exclusive use of real data to help you leverage the power of predictive analytics. A book for every data analyst, student and applied researcher. Here is what it can do for you: BOOST PRODUCTIVITY: Learn how to build predictive analytic models in less time than you ever imagined possible! Even if you're a busy professional or a student with little time. By spending as little as 10 minutes a day working through the dozens of real world examples, illustrations, practitioner tips and notes, you'll be able to make giant leaps forward in your knowledge, strengthen your business performance, broaden your skill-set and improve your understanding. SIMPLIFY ANALYSIS: You will discover over 90 easy to follow applied predictive analytic techniques that can instantly expand your modeling capability. Plus you'll discover simple routines that serve as a check list you repeat next time you need a specific model. Even better, you'll discover practitioner tips, work with real data and receive suggestions that will speed up your progress. So even if you're completely stressed out by data, you'll still find in this book tips, suggestions and helpful advice that will ease your journey through the data science maze. SAVE TIME: Imagine having at your fingertips easy access to the very best of predictive analytics. In this book, you'll learn fast effective ways to build powerful models using R. LEARN FASTER: 92 Applied Predictive Modeling Techniques in R offers a practical results orientated approach that will boost your productivity, expand your knowledge and create new and exciting opportunities for you to get the very best from your data. IMPROVE RESULTS: Want to improve your predictive analytic results, but don't have enough time? Right now there are a dozen ways to instantly improve your predictive models performance. Odds are, these techniques will only take a few minutes apiece to complete. The problem? You might feel like there's not enough time to learn how to do them all. The solution is in your hands. It uses R, which is free, open-source, and extremely powerful software. Here is some of what is included: Support Vector Machines Relevance Vector Machines Neural networks Random forests Random ferns Classical Boosting Model based boosting Decision trees Cluster Analysis For people interested in statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining, and future hands-on practitioners seeking a career in the field, it sets a strong foundation, delivers the prerequisite knowledge, and whets your appetite for more. Buy the book today. Your next big breakthrough using predictive analytics is only a page away!
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Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science

Author: Edward W. Frees,Glenn Meyers,Richard A. Derrig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107029880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

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This second volume examines practical real-life applications of predictive modeling to forecast future events with an emphasis on insurance.
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Machine Learning Mastery With R

Get Started, Build Accurate Models and Work Through Projects Step-by-Step

Author: Jason Brownlee

Publisher: Machine Learning Mastery

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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R has been the gold standard in applied machine learning for a long time. Surveys show that it is the most popular platform used by professional data scientists. It is also preferred by the best data scientists in the world. In this Ebook, learn how to get started, practice and apply machine learning using the R platform.
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Mastering Predictive Analytics with R

Author: James D. Miller,Rui Miguel Forte

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787124355

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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Master the craft of predictive modeling in R by developing strategy, intuition, and a solid foundation in essential concepts About This Book Grasping the major methods of predictive modeling and moving beyond black box thinking to a deeper level of understanding Leveraging the flexibility and modularity of R to experiment with a range of different techniques and data types Packed with practical advice and tips explaining important concepts and best practices to help you understand quickly and easily Who This Book Is For Although budding data scientists, predictive modelers, or quantitative analysts with only basic exposure to R and statistics will find this book to be useful, the experienced data scientist professional wishing to attain master level status , will also find this book extremely valuable.. This book assumes familiarity with the fundamentals of R, such as the main data types, simple functions, and how to move data around. Although no prior experience with machine learning or predictive modeling is required, there are some advanced topics provided that will require more than novice exposure. What You Will Learn Master the steps involved in the predictive modeling process Grow your expertise in using R and its diverse range of packages Learn how to classify predictive models and distinguish which models are suitable for a particular problem Understand steps for tidying data and improving the performing metrics Recognize the assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses of a predictive model Understand how and why each predictive model works in R Select appropriate metrics to assess the performance of different types of predictive model Explore word embedding and recurrent neural networks in R Train models in R that can work on very large datasets In Detail R offers a free and open source environment that is perfect for both learning and deploying predictive modeling solutions. With its constantly growing community and plethora of packages, R offers the functionality to deal with a truly vast array of problems. The book begins with a dedicated chapter on the language of models and the predictive modeling process. You will understand the learning curve and the process of tidying data. Each subsequent chapter tackles a particular type of model, such as neural networks, and focuses on the three important questions of how the model works, how to use R to train it, and how to measure and assess its performance using real-world datasets. How do you train models that can handle really large datasets? This book will also show you just that. Finally, you will tackle the really important topic of deep learning by implementing applications on word embedding and recurrent neural networks. By the end of this book, you will have explored and tested the most popular modeling techniques in use on real- world datasets and mastered a diverse range of techniques in predictive analytics using R. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step approach in explaining the intermediate to advanced concepts in predictive analytics. Every concept is explained in depth, supplemented with practical examples applicable in a real-world setting.
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Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics with Python and R

A Guide to Data Science

Author: Thomas W. Miller

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 013389214X

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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Master predictive analytics, from start to finish Start with strategy and management Master methods and build models Transform your models into highly-effective code—in both Python and R This one-of-a-kind book will help you use predictive analytics, Python, and R to solve real business problems and drive real competitive advantage. You’ll master predictive analytics through realistic case studies, intuitive data visualizations, and up-to-date code for both Python and R—not complex math. Step by step, you’ll walk through defining problems, identifying data, crafting and optimizing models, writing effective Python and R code, interpreting results, and more. Each chapter focuses on one of today’s key applications for predictive analytics, delivering skills and knowledge to put models to work—and maximize their value. Thomas W. Miller, leader of Northwestern University’s pioneering program in predictive analytics, addresses everything you need to succeed: strategy and management, methods and models, and technology and code. If you’re new to predictive analytics, you’ll gain a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already working in the field, you’ll master powerful new skills. If you’re familiar with either Python or R, you’ll discover how these languages complement each other, enabling you to do even more. All data sets, extensive Python and R code, and additional examples available for download at http://www.ftpress.com/miller/ Python and R offer immense power in predictive analytics, data science, and big data. This book will help you leverage that power to solve real business problems, and drive real competitive advantage. Thomas W. Miller’s unique balanced approach combines business context and quantitative tools, illuminating each technique with carefully explained code for the latest versions of Python and R. If you’re new to predictive analytics, Miller gives you a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already a modeler, programmer, or manager, you’ll learn crucial skills you don’t already have. Using Python and R, Miller addresses multiple business challenges, including segmentation, brand positioning, product choice modeling, pricing research, finance, sports, text analytics, sentiment analysis, and social network analysis. He illuminates the use of cross-sectional data, time series, spatial, and spatio-temporal data. You’ll learn why each problem matters, what data are relevant, and how to explore the data you’ve identified. Miller guides you through conceptually modeling each data set with words and figures; and then modeling it again with realistic code that delivers actionable insights. You’ll walk through model construction, explanatory variable subset selection, and validation, mastering best practices for improving out-of-sample predictive performance. Miller employs data visualization and statistical graphics to help you explore data, present models, and evaluate performance. Appendices include five complete case studies, and a detailed primer on modern data science methods. Use Python and R to gain powerful, actionable, profitable insights about: Advertising and promotion Consumer preference and choice Market baskets and related purchases Economic forecasting Operations management Unstructured text and language Customer sentiment Brand and price Sports team performance And much more
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Feature Engineering and Selection

A Practical Approach for Predictive Models

Author: Max Kuhn,Kjell Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351609467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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The process of developing predictive models includes many stages. Most resources focus on the modeling algorithms but neglect other critical aspects of the modeling process. This book describes techniques for finding the best representations of predictors for modeling and for nding the best subset of predictors for improving model performance. A variety of example data sets are used to illustrate the techniques along with R programs for reproducing the results.
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Mastering Predictive Analytics with R

Author: Rui Miguel Forte

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783982810

Category: Computers

Page: 414

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R offers a free and open source environment that is perfect for both learning and deploying predictive modeling solutions in the real world. With its constantly growing community and plethora of packages, R offers the functionality to deal with a truly vast array of problems. This book is designed to be both a guide and a reference for moving beyond the basics of predictive modeling. The book begins with a dedicated chapter on the language of models and the predictive modeling process. Each subsequent chapter tackles a particular type of model, such as neural networks, and focuses on the three important questions of how the model works, how to use R to train it, and how to measure and assess its performance using real world data sets. By the end of this book, you will have explored and tested the most popular modeling techniques in use on real world data sets and mastered a diverse range of techniques in predictive analytics.
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