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Practical Data Science with R

Practical Data Science with R authors Nina Zumel and John Mount

6:30 Doors open - socializing & individual questions

7:00 Announcements & Introduction

7:10 Speaker(s)

8:30 Wrap up & socializing

9:00 Out the door!

Data Science is the current popular term for the entire process of using data to build predictive models. The process includes: requirements gathering, data architecture, design of experiments, statistics, machine learning, software engineering, and presentations. Nina Zumel and John Mount will talk about their new book: Practical Data Science with R (Manning Publications Co, 2014). This book is designed to teach how to solve business analytics problems using repeatable techniques with the R statistical workbench. From this talk you should get a basic familiarity with good ideas used to:

* Effectively scope and organize data science projects
* Be an effective consumer of machine learning results
* Choose among important model performance criteria
* Produce effective data visualizations

This talk should be of interest to both those who work with data scientists and to practicing data scientists. There will be a book raffle and discount codes from Manning Publications Co.

Nina Zumel has worked as a scientist at SRI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute. She has worked as chief scientist of a price optimization company and founded a contract research company. Nina is now a principal consultant at Win-Vector LLC. Nina is a frequent author at and can be reached at [masked].

John Mount has worked as a computational scientist in biotechnology and as a stock trading algorithm designer, and has managed a research team for He is now a principal consultant at Win-Vector LLC. John is a frequent author at be reached at [masked].

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  • Cameron K.

    Great presentation with an emphasis on software engineering aspects. The speakers were experts and had good advice for all.

    June 18, 2014

  • John M.

    Thanks for being an exciting audience. Here is a link to the slides:

    June 17, 2014

  • Sze Ki P.

    any video recording that can be shared? slides too? thanks

    June 17, 2014

  • allan m.

    Reminder: Nina Zumel and John Mount, authors of "Practical Data Scince with R" will be speaking at our Meetup tomorrow night. We were unable to get a larger room, and the waiting list for the event is very long.

    If you RSPV'd yes but cannnot attend, PLEASE change your RSVP to "no" so that someone on the waiting list may attend. Thank you!

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • John M.

    This will be more of a talk than formal training. Nina and I will arrange a book discount code from the publisher and will definitely bring a few books to give away. Meanwhile Manning has a 50% off offer on Practical Data Science with R through May[masked]

    May 27, 2014

  • allan m.

    This is going to be a GREAT talk by two leading practising Data Scientists who use R extensively in their work. Their book, Practical Data Science with R, was just released by Manning Publishers. There will be a book raffle and discount coupons available. RSVP asap!

    1 · May 26, 2014

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