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Practical Predictive Analytics by Ralph Winters

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Skills and roles that are important in Predictive Analytics

So what skills do you need to be successful in predictive analytics? I believe that there are three basic skills that are needed:

  • Algorithmic/statistical/programming skills: These are the actual technical skills needed to implement a technical solution to a problem. I bundle these all together since these skills are typically used in tandem. Will it be a purely statistical solution, or will there need to be a bit of programming thrown in to customize an algorithm, and clean the data? There are always multiple ways of doing the same task and it will be up to you, the predictive modeler, to determine how it is to be done.
  • Business skills: These are the skills needed for communicating ...

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