Chapter 7

Basic Algorithms for Data Mining

A Brief Overview



Armed with your prepared data set and the list of predictors, you are ready to make one of the most important decisions in the practice of data mining: selecting the right modeling algorithm to start with. In Chapters 13 and 18, we will make the case that groups of algorithms working in ensembles can create better predictions than one algorithm alone. But for now, you must make a selection of the algorithm to start with. This chapter will present the basic algorithms ...

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