Excavating Knowledge from Data: Introducing Data Mining using R

MAR 07, 2014 | 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue




March 07, 2014: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM




The Statistical Language R has become the pre-eminent tool of the data scientist. Its support of data formats, data management, data manipulation, statistics and particularly data visualisation, combined with it being free and open source, means it is a powerful tool that is accessible to anyone. Combined with over 4,000 user contributed packages, pretty much any kind of analysis is supported by R. For the past 10 years it has increasingly been the tool of choice for data miners for the analysis of large data collections. However, there is quite a learning curve in becoming effective in its use. The Rattle graphical user interface provides a quick entry into R, allowing common tasks to be done quickly and complex tasks to be within reach sooner. In this workshop we introduce R and Rattle as tools for data analysis. We cover the basics of transforming and visualising data and introduce the basic concepts and algorithms of data mining.