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Intro to R for Data Mining

Revolution Analytics, Inc.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM (PDT)

Intro to R for Data Mining

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
1 Day Training with 2mos Revolution R Enterprise Evaluation Workstation Ended $500.00 $13.49
1 Day Training with 1 Yr Subscription of Revolution R Enterprise Workstation Ended $700.00 $18.49

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Event Details

This is a 2-Day course which runs from 10am - 2pm Pacific Time on September 13 & 20, 2012

Course Overview

R, the premier language for computational statistics has also evolved into powerful and popular tool for data mining. Much of R's core functionality is focused on exploring and understanding data, model design, inference, and visualization and is directly applicable to any data mining effort. But most importantly, the large number of predictive analytics algorithms that have already been implemented in R and the ease with which new algorithms may be developed make R an essential data mining tool. When enhanced with the big data capabilities of Revolution Enterprise 6.0 R becomes the platform of choice for serious data mining projects.

In this fast paced course, we focus on data mining as the application area and show how anyone with just a basic knowledge of elementary data mining techniques and some programming skills can become immediately productive in R. The class uses a combination of lecture and labs to instruct students on how to effectively use R for Data Mining.  In addition, students will have homework assignments between the sessions to practice the concepts learned. Please allocate about 8 hours outside the session to work on these.


  • Practicing Data Miners new to R
  • R users who want to learn more about the powerful Revolution R Enterprise
  • Data mining students with strong programming skills


·         Basic understanding of various Data Mining Techniques.

  • Programming experience in some language
  • Windows Laptop/Desktop with Revolution R Enterprise installed.
  • Revolution Analytics Training Center Requirements

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Overview of the R language and data mining resources.
  • Using the rattle GUI to get started with Data Mining and R
  • Data structures in R
  • R functions and basic statistics
  • Data Exploration
  • Introduction to clustering algorithms
  • Introduction to classification algorithms

Homework Assignments

Day 2:

  • Introduction to the Caret package
  • Overview of the RevoScaleR package
  • Reading data to and from .Xdf files
  • The RevoScale R Data Step
  • Kmeans with RevoScaleR
  • Logistic Regression with RevoScaleR
  • Resources for further study

Course Recording:

·  Session recordings will be made available to the audience for a period of 4 weeks.



Disclaimer: We have the right to cancel the event for any reason at any time. Revolution Analytics will refund all monies paid for ticket sales in full in the event of a cancellation.  We are not responsible for any travel related expenses incurred by attendees for this event. This includes but not limited to transportation, hotel accommodations or any other travel related expenses secured by the attendee, due to a cancellation on our part.

Cancellation Policy

30 days from event date                                                    Full refund less 10% of the paid ticket price

21 days from event date                                                    50% of paid ticket price

Within 15 days of event date                                            Non refundable



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Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM (PDT)

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