A Series of blog posts on Data Science, Data Mining.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Data Scientist. The Path I Chose

As we all are marching into the New Year, I would like to post about my plans to become a Data Scientist, my 2014 resolution at Professional front. The term Data Science was first introduced to me a year ago same time. Since then I have started researching and gathering necessary information and decided to become Data Scientist. After one year I just wanted to look back myself to understand where I stand now & still what needs to be done.
Power of Data – possible Use Cases:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cluster Analysis using R

In this post, I will explain you about Cluster Analysis, The process of grouping objects/individuals together in such a way that objects/individuals in one group are more similar than objects/individuals in other groups.
 For example, from a ticket booking engine database identifying clients with similar booking activities and group them together (called Clusters). Later these identified clusters can be targeted for business improvement by issuing special offers, etc.
Cluster Analysis falls into Unsupervised Learning algorithms, where in Data to be analyzed will be provided to a Cluster analysis algorithm to identify hidden patterns within as shown in the figure below.