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Practical Predictive Analytics by Ralph Winters

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Preface

This is a different kind of predictive analytics book. My original intention was to introduce predictive analytics techniques targeted towards legacy analytics folks, using open source tools.

However, I soon realized that they were certain aspects of legacy analytics tools that could benefit the new generation of data scientists. Having worked a large part of my career in enterprise data solutions, I was interested in writing about some different kinds of topics, such as analytics methodologies, agile, metadata, SQL analytics, and reproducible research, which are often neglected in some data science/predictive analytics books, but still critical to the success of analytics project.

I also wanted to write about some underrepresented ...

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