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By Ayanendranath Basu, Srabashi Basu

ISBN-10: 146659165X

ISBN-13: 9781466591653

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ISBN-13: 9781466591660

A User's consultant to enterprise Analytics offers a complete dialogue of statistical equipment worthwhile to the enterprise analyst. tools are built from a pretty uncomplicated point to house readers who've restricted education within the thought of records. a considerable variety of case reports and numerical illustrations utilizing the R-software package deal are supplied for the advantage of influenced novices who are looking to get a head begin in analytics in addition to for specialists at the activity who will profit through the use of this article as a reference book.

The booklet is constructed from 12 chapters. the 1st bankruptcy specializes in enterprise analytics, in addition to its emergence and alertness, and units up a context for the complete booklet. the subsequent 3 chapters introduce R and supply a finished dialogue on descriptive analytics, together with numerical facts summarization and visible analytics. Chapters 5 via seven talk about set concept, definitions and counting ideas, chance, random variables, and chance distributions, with a couple of enterprise state of affairs examples. those chapters lay down the root for predictive analytics and version building.

Chapter 8 offers with statistical inference and discusses the most typical checking out approaches. Chapters 9 via twelve deal totally with predictive analytics. The bankruptcy on regression is kind of large, facing version improvement and version complexity from a user’s standpoint. a quick bankruptcy on tree-based tools places forth the most software parts succinctly. The bankruptcy on information mining is an efficient creation to the most typical desktop studying algorithms. The final bankruptcy highlights the position of other time sequence types in analytics. In the entire chapters, the authors exhibit a couple of examples and case stories and supply instructions to clients within the analytics field.

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Finally, special thanks are due to a special person–our daughter Padmini. Apart from occasional proofreading and correction of typos, her silent understanding made the long and difficult stretch of manuscript writing far more bearable than it could have been. Ayanendranath Basu Srabashi Basu April 2016 1 What Is Analytics? Business Analytics, or simply, analytics, seems to be one of the most commonly used words in the world of business today. From the top brass to the newest recruit, everybody claims to be applying analytics in their respective domains to raise the efficiency of their business operations.

Abhijit Mandal, Dr. Abhik Ghosh, Dr. Kiranmoy Das, Mr. Arun Kumar Kuchibhotla, Mr. Apratim Dey and Mr. Taranga Mukherjee. They proofread the raw manuscript, helped with the preparation of the figures, supplied appropriate references and provided assistance in many other forms. All of them are past or present students of the Indian Statistical Institute, or have been associated with the Institute in the capacity of project-related personnel. Dr. Das is currently a Professor at the Institute. We are grateful to all of them.

It is always dangerous to put the cart before the horse. In this age of easily available software, precisely this tendency has increased. Unless one knows how to read and interpret data, it is not possible to elicit the knowledge embedded in the data. Blind application of software on a large number of records will not necessarily provide insight into the data; rather it is possible that in the mire of information all grains of truth will be inextricably lost. Computational power is to be enjoyed, but not at the cost of foregoing theoretical support.

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