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Exploring Data with RapidMiner by Andrew Chisholm

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Chapter 11. Taking Stock

Let us take stock of where we are. One of the aims of this book was to give an overview of the process of data exploration to demonstrate that there is a lot to it, but this need not be daunting especially if the explorer is armed with sharp yet flexible tools, and has the ability and confidence to use them.

The methodology first mentioned in Chapter 1, Setting the Scene shows how a typical data mining activity is an iterative process, but with a general direction starting from the requirements and ending with the benefits. By its nature, a book has to present things in a linear order but I hope it is clear that the chapter ordering will not generally apply when real-world data is handled. Indeed, all the stages do not ...

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