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Advanced Methods: Data Preparation and Modeling Techniques
June 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Once you know the basics of predictive analytics and have prepared data for modeling, which algorithms should you use? What are the similarities “best practices” attention will be paid to learning and experiencing the influence various options have on predictive models so that attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how the algorithms work qualitatively.
Participants are expected to know the principles of predictive analytics. This hands-on workshop requires all participants to be involved actively in the model building process, and therefore must be prepared to work independently or in a small team throughout the day. The instructor will help participants understand the application of predictive analytics principles, and will help participants overcome software issues throughout the day.
Applied Predictive Analytics Course Notes and Free Textbook:
Course notes and all data needed for the workshop will be provided on a USB drive at the workshop, and will also be made available via an internet link. Paper copies of the workshop notebook will be distributed to attendees upon arrival. All attendees will also receive a paperback copy of Dean’s book, Applied Predictive Analytics.
While the majority of concepts covered during this workshop apply to all predictive analytics projects – regardless of the particular software employed – attendees of this workshop can gain additional insight by following along in the demonstrations by using analytics software. Mr. Abbott will be conducting demos using the open source software KNIME.
Attendees will be able to try the techniques using KNIME during the workshop using their own laptops. Your laptop may run KNIME using Windows, Macintosh, or Linux operating systems (please consult http://www.knime.org for minimum requirements). We recommend you download and install KNIME prior to the workshop because internet bandwidth at the workshop site is not guaranteed to be fast enough for a timely download of the software.
Attendees may receive an official certificate of completion upon request at the completion of the workshop.
Software installation assistance, if needed at 8:30am
Workshop program starts at 9:00am
Morning Coffee Break at 10:30 – 11:00am
Lunch provided at 12:30 – 1:15pm
Afternoon Coffee Break at 2:30 – 3:00pm
End of the Workshop: 4:30pm
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