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Salford Systems' CART Featured in New Predictive Analytics Book

Posted by Salford Systems on Wed, Mar 9, 2016 @ 09:03 AM

Eric Siegel’s Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die is a nontechnical overview of modern analytics with detailed discussion of how machine learning is being deployed across all industries and in all major corporations.  Eric is a hugely entertaining writer and brings with him the expertise you would expect of a Columbia University trained Ph.D..  Geoffrey Moore writes that the book is “deeply informative” and Tom Peters calls the book “The most readable ‘big data’ book I’ve come across. By far”.

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Topics: CART, classification, predictive modeling, classification trees, decision trees, regression trees, predictive analytics, decision tree

Machine Learning [Visualization]

Posted by Salford Systems on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 @ 08:51 AM

We recently came across a neat interactive visual introduction to machine learning. It's an excellent explanation on how decision trees work, using data about houses to distinguish homes in New York from homes in San Francisco, for technical and non-technical audiences alike.

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Topics: overfitting, machine learning, decision trees, decision tree