Get the most out of the popular Java libraries and tools to perform efficient data analysis
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
If you are a student or Java developer or a budding data scientist who wishes to learn the fundamentals of data analysis and learn to perform data analysis with Java, this book is for you. Some familiarity with elementary statistics and relational databases will be helpful but is not mandatory, to get the most out of this book. A firm understanding of Java is required.
What You Will Learn
Data analysis is a process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming, and modeling data with the aim of discovering useful information. Java is one of the most popular languages to perform your data analysis tasks.
This book will help you learn the tools and techniques in Java to conduct data analysis without any hassle. After getting a quick overview of what data science is and the steps involved in the process, you'll learn the statistical data analysis techniques and implement them using the popular Java APIs and libraries. Through practical examples, you will also learn the machine learning concepts such as classification and regression.
In the process, you'll familiarize yourself with tools such as Rapidminer and WEKA and see how these Java-based tools can be used effectively for analysis. You will also learn how to analyze text and other types of multimedia. Learn to work with relational, NoSQL, and time-series data. This book will also show you how you can utilize different Java-based libraries to create insightful and easy to understand plots and graphs.
By the end of this book, you will have a solid understanding of the various data analysis techniques, and how to implement them using Java.
Style and approach
The book takes a very comprehensive approach to enhance your understanding of data analysis. Sufficient real-world examples and use cases are included to help you grasp the concepts quickly and apply them easily in your day-to-day work. Packed with clear, easy-to-follow examples, this book will turn you into an ace data analyst in no time.