1st Edition

# Data Analytics A Small Data Approach

By Shuai Huang, Houtao Deng Copyright 2021
273 Pages
by Chapman & Hall

273 Pages
by Chapman & Hall

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Data Analytics: A Small Data Approach is suitable for an introductory data analytics course to help students understand some main statistical learning models. It has many small datasets to guide students to work out pencil solutions of the models and then compare with results obtained from established R packages. Also, as data science practice is a process that should be told as a story, in this book there are many course materials about exploratory data analysis, residual analysis, and flowcharts to develop and validate models and data pipelines.

The main models covered in this book include linear regression, logistic regression, tree models and random forests, ensemble learning, sparse learning, principal component analysis, kernel methods including the support vector machine and kernel regression, and deep learning. Each chapter introduces two or three techniques. For each technique, the book highlights the intuition and rationale first, then shows how mathematics is used to articulate the intuition and formulate the learning problem. R is used to implement the techniques on both simulated and real-world dataset. Python code is also available at the book’s website: http://dataanalyticsbook.info.

1. INTRODUCTION

Who will benefit from this book

Overview of a Data Analytics Pipeline

Topics in a Nutshell

2. ABSTRACTION

Regression & tree models

Overview

Regression Models

Tree Models

Remarks

Exercises

3. RECOGNITION

Logistic regression & ranking

Overview

Logistic Regression Model

A Ranking Problem by Pairwise Comparison

Statistical Process Control using Decision Tree

Remarks

Exercise

4. RESONANCE

Bootstrap & random forests

Overview

How Bootstrap Works

Random Forests

Remarks

Exercises

5. LEARNING (I)

Cross validation & OOB

Overview

Cross-Validation

Out-of-bag error in Random Forest

Remarks

Exercises

6. DIAGNOSIS

Residuals & heterogeneity

Overview

Diagnosis in Regression

Diagnosis in Random Forests

Clustering

Remarks

Exercises

7. LEARNING (II)

SVM & ensemble Learning

Overview

Support Vector Machine

Ensemble Learning

Remarks

Exercises

data analytics

8. SCALABILITY

LASSO & PCA

Overview

LASSO

Principal Component Analysis

Remarks

Exercises

9. PRAGMATISM

Experience & experimental

Overview

Kernel Regression Model

Conditional Variance Regression Model

Remarks

Exercises

10. SYNTHESIS

Architecture & pipeline

Overview

Deep Learning

inTrees

Remarks

Exercises

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX: A BRIEF REVIEW OF BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE

The normal distribution

Matrix operations

Optimization

### Biography

Shuai Huang is an associate professor at the department of industrial & systems engineering at the university of Washington. He conducts interdisciplinary research in machine learning, data analytics, and applied operations research with applications on healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation areas.

Houtao Deng is a data science researcher and practitioner. He developed several new decision tree methods such as inTrees. He has built data-driven products for forecasting, scheduling, pricing, recommendation, fraud detection, and image recognition.

"Another strength of the book is that the authors cover the regression methods comprehensively, starting from the relationship between variables, to the connections between methods. As a result, this book may be an introductory guide for health care professionals, students, and lecturers, both by showing the exercises with manual solutions and giving the R coding of the methods."
-Selen Yilmaz Isikhan in ﻿ISCB﻿, September 2022