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Mastering Machine Learning with R - Second Edition by Cory Lesmeister

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Modeling and evaluation

We will start by mining the data for the overall association rules before moving on to our rules for beer specifically. Throughout the modeling process, we will use the apriori algorithm, which is the appropriately named apriori() function in the arules package. The two main things that we will need to specify in the function is the dataset and parameters. As for the parameters, you will need to apply judgment when specifying the minimum support, confidence, and the minimum and/or maximum length of basket items in an itemset. Using the item frequency plots, along with trial and error, let's set the minimum support at 1 in 1,000 transactions and minimum confidence at 90 percent. Additionally, let's establish the maximum ...

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