• Mihaylo Hall
    Mihaylo Hall
  • Mihaylo, School of Business
    Mihaylo, School of Business

Applied Statistics Is A Way Of Thinking, Not Just A Toolbox

By Randy Bartlett, Blue Sigma Analytics.

Applied statistics provides our way of thinking and our approach to extracting the most information from numbers with uncertainty. It emphasizes an understanding of the problem or industry. Applied statistics follows a process that folds together the domain and statistics—in the vein of Deming or Six Sigma. The point is that even if we are using Exploratory Data Analysis/Statistical Data Mining, we need to have at least a g...

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Top 10 Data Mining Algorithms, Explained

By Raymond Li.

Today, I’m going to explain in plain English the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this survey paper.

Once you know what they are, how they work, what they do and where you can find them, my hope is you’ll have this blog post as a springboard to learn even more about data mining.

What are we waiting for? Let’s get started!


Here are the algorithms:

  • 1. C4.5
  • 2. k-means
  • 3. Support vector machines
  • 4. Apriori
  • 5. EM
  • 6.
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