Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
This book presents a unique and easily accessible single stop resource for the data miner. It provides a practical guide to actually doing data mining. It is accessible to the information technology worker, the software engineer, and the data analyst. It also serves well as a textbook for an applications and techniques oriented course on data mining. While much data analysis and modelling relies on a foundation of statistics, the aim here is to not lose the reader in the statistical details. This presents a challenge! At times the presentation will leave the statistically sophisticated wanting a more solid treatment. In these cases the reader is referred to the excellent statistical expositions in dalgaard:02:introd_statis_r, venables.ripley:2002:modern_app_stats, and hastie.tibshirani.etal:2001:stats_learn.