Chapter 6: Importing Data from Websites


Variety of Web Formats

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Common Issues to Anticipate




The previous two chapters have covered methods for importing data from internal sources—that is, data that resides in your own system or data warehouse. For many projects, the data that we already have are insufficient for the analytic purpose. Professor Chris Nachtsheim (2016) of the University of Minnesota attributes the “Fayyad axiom” to Usama Fayyad, Chief Data Officer of Barclays and co-founder of the KDD conferences: “Your organization’s data warehouse will not have the information you need to build your predictive model.” As we’ve noted before, it is increasingly common for analytic projects ...

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