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Mastering Predictive Analytics with R - Second Edition by Rui Miguel Forte, James D. Miller

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Preface

Predictive analytics incorporates a variety of statistical techniques from predictive modeling, machine learning, and data mining that aim to analyze current and historical facts to produce results referred to as predictions about the future or otherwise unknown events.

R is an open source programming language that is widely used among statisticians and data miners for predictive modeling and data mining. With its constantly growing community and plethora of packages, R offers the functionality to deal with a truly vast array of problems.

This book builds upon its first edition, meaning to be both a guide and a reference to the reader wanting to move beyond the basics of predictive modeling. The book begins with a dedicated chapter on the ...

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