Introduction to Data Mining and Predictive Analytics with RapidMiner
Tuesday, Sept. 24th and Wednesday, Sept. 25th from 8:30 am to 5 pm
A light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided.
Be sure to check out our Advanced Text and Web Mining Techniques with RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics course being held in the same location Sept. 26 and 27. Register for both at the same time to get a special discount.
Class size for this event is limited to 12 students. If the class is sold out and you wish to be added to a waiting list, contact the event organizer.
This training course is a compact two day introduction into the foundations of data mining and business analytics as well as into the software RapidMiner. After this training course the participants will have a complete understanding of how Rapid-I software works and is used. The overall data mining process is covered as well as the foundations of the software. Participants will be able to create predictive models in standard data environments typically found within most analyst positions. Due to a high number of practical exercises, the participants will be able to transfer the gained knowledge to own data mining problems and solve them quickly and easily.
After the training course the participants will have the ability to:
- perform basic data preparations
- build first predictive models,
- evaluate the model’s quality
- score new data sets
- Target audience: users, analysts, developers, administrators
- Previous knowledge: basic knowledge of computer programs and mathematics
- Methods: lectures, discussions, individual and group work, exercises on realistic data.
Participants may introduce their own work and project specific questions in order to find particular solutions together with the trainer and other participants. The training course addresses beginners and intermediate learners.
- Basic Usage
- User Interface
- Creating and handling RapidMiner repositories
- Starting a new RapidMiner project
- Operators and processes
- Loading data from flat files
- Loading data from databases
- Storing data, processes and results
- Data Preparation
- Normalization and standardization
- Basic transformations of value types
- Handling missing values
- Filtering examples and attributes
- Handling attribute roles
- Predictive Models
- Explorative data analysis including data visualization
- Linear Regression
- Naïve Bayes
- Decision Trees
- Importance of attributes
- Model Evaluation
- Splitting data
- Evaluation methods
- Performance criteria
- Lift charts
- ROC plots
- Applying models
You must bring a laptop to class (Windows, Mac or Linux OS is fine). Should have Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.6 (officially Java 6.0) or later installed. Students will be provided with links to install the Community Version of RapidMiner prior to the class.
David Weisman is a data scientist consultant with over 35 years of experience in the software field. In addition to consulting, he is a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Boston, working at the intersection of molecular biology and data mining. David is searching for cancer biomarkers in enormous volumes of DNA sequence data, identifying biosensors of environmental pollutants in bacterial and plant transcriptomic data, and teaching bioinformatics courses. Prior to obtaining his recent Ph.D. in molecular biology, David ran a long-term successful software consulting firm, specializing in distributed system development, compiler design, operating system development, quantitative finance, network security, and health care informatics.
Training Facility Logistics
The training will be held in downtown Boston at the New Horizons/MicroTek training facility. The facility is near Boston's South Station and other public transportation. Check their website for directions.
Classes require a minimum of 3 students by Sept. 17 to be held. If there are insufficient registrants, the class may be cancelled and all students will be refunded the full registration fee. Students should organize their travel arrangements accordingly and with this proviso. Rapid-I will promptly notify registered users as soon as the 3 students quota will be met.
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Our Refund Policy: Plans change? We get it. But if you can't make it to the class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sept. 18. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.
When & Where
RapidMiner is the industry's easiest-to-use Modern Analytics platform that significantly accelerates productivity – from data prep to predictive action – with prebuilt models and one click deployments. Leveraging its open source heritage, RapidMiner was built by data scientists for data scientists, business analysts and developers. Unlike traditional analytics providers, RapidMiner enables anyone to make the most of all data in all environments, by providing a powerful code free advantage and the wisdom of over 250,000 users around the world.
RapidMiner offers training courses for business analytics, data mining, predictive analytics, predictive reporting, text and web mining, and related topics. Below are upcoming courses in the USA. We also offer courses in the UK and Germany.