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Case Studies in Data Mining with R

Learn to use the “Data Mining with R” (DMwR) package and R software to build and evaluate predictive data mining models.

What you’ll learn

Understand how to implement and evaluate a variety of predictive data mining models in three different domains, each described as extended case studies: (1) harmful plant growth; (2) fraudulent transaction detection; and (3) stock market index changes.
Perform sophisticated data mining analyses using the “Data Mining with R” (DMwR) package and R software.
Have a greatly expanded understanding of the use of R software as a comprehensive data mining tool and platform.
Understand how to implement and evaluate supervised, semi-supervised, and unsupervised learning algorithms.


Students will need to install no-cost R software and the no-cost RStudio IDE (instructions are provided).


Case Studies in Data Mining was originally taught as three separate online data mining courses. We examine three case studies which together present a broad-based tour of the basic and extended tasks of data mining in three different domains: (1) predicting algae blooms; (2) detecting fraudulent sales transactions; and (3) predicting stock market returns. The cumulative “hands-on” 3-course fifteen sessions showcase the use of Luis Torgo’s amazingly useful “Data Mining with R” (DMwR) package and R software. Everything that you see on-screen is included with the course: all of the R scripts; all of the data files and R objects used and/or referenced; as well as all of the R packages’ documentation. You can be new to R software and/or to data mining and be successful in completing the course. The first case study, Predicting Algae Blooms, provides instruction regarding the many useful, unique data mining functions contained in the R software ‘DMwR’ package. For the algae blooms prediction case, we specifically look at the tasks of data pre-processing, exploratory data analysis, and predictive model construction. For individuals completely new to R, the first two sessions of the algae blooms case (almost 4 hours of video and materials) provide an accelerated introduction to the use of R and RStudio and to basic techniques for inputting and outputting data and text.


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