Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams


In this Chapter we have become familiar with the Rattle interface for data mining with R. We have also built our first data mining model, albeit on an already prepared dataset. We are now ready to delve into the details of data mining. The following chapters will each cover a specific aspect of the data mining process, and illustrate how this is accomplished within Rattle, and then further extended with direct coding in R. Some of these aspects (including statistical testing, data transformation, and model deployment) have not been touched on in this chapter.

Before proceeding it is advisable to review Chapter 1 as a general introduction to the overall data mining process.

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