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Building Recommendation Engines by Suresh Kumar Gorakala

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Datasets available in the recommenderlab package

Like any other package available in R, recommenderlab also comes with default datasets. Run the following command to show the available packages:

data_package <- data(package = "recommenderlab") 
data_package$results[,c("Item","Title")] 
Datasets available in the recommenderlab package

Out of all the available datasets, we have chosen to use the Jester5k dataset for implementing user-based collaborative filtering and item-based collaborative filtering recommendation engines using R.

Exploring the Jester5K dataset

In this section, we shall explore the Jester5K dataset as follows:

Description

The dataset contains a sample of 5000 users from the Jester Online ...

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