In this section, we will introduce the tools we'll use in this book: R, Rattle, and Qlik Sense Desktop.
R is a free programming language for statistics and graphics available under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's General Public License (GNU). The R language is widely accepted for statistical analysis and data mining. There is a big community of developers that develop new packages for R, such as Rattle.
R is a very powerful and flexible programming language, but to create predictive models with R you need to be a skilled programmer. For this reason, we will use Rattle.
Rattle is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for data mining developed by Graham Williamson using R. Similar to R, Rattle ...