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1366 | Market Forecasting | 14 hours | Audience This course has been created for analysts, forecasters wanting to introduce or improve forecasting which can be related to sale forecasting, economic forecasting, technology forecasting, supply chain management and demand or supply forecasting. Description This course guides delegates through series of methodologies, frameworks and algorithms which are useful when choosing how to predict the future based on historical data. It uses standard tools like Microsoft Excel or some Open Source programs (notably R project). The principles covered in this course can be implemented by any software (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Statistica, MINITAB ...) Problems facing forecasters Customer demand planning Investor uncertainty Economic planning Seasonal changes in demand/utilization Roles of risk and uncertainty Time series methods Moving average Exponential smoothing Extrapolation Linear prediction Trend estimation Growth curve Econometric methods (casual methods) Regression analysis using linear regression or non-linear regression Autoregressive moving average (ARMA) Autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) Econometrics Judgemental methods Surveys Delphi method Scenario building Technology forecasting Forecast by analogy Simulation and other methods Simulation Prediction market Probabilistic forecasting and Ensemble forecasting Reference class forecasting |

2623 | Marketing Analytics using R | 21 hours | Audience: Business owners (marketing managers, product managers, customer base managers) and their teams; customer insights professionals. Overview: The course follows the customer life cycle from acquiring new customers, managing the existing customers for profitability, retaining good customers, and finally understanding which customers are leaving us and why. We will be working with real (if anonymous) data from a variety of industries including telecommunications, insurance, media, and high tech. Format: Instructor-led training over the course of five half-day sessions with in-class exercises as well as homework. It can be delivered as a classroom or distance (online) course. Part 1: Inflow - acquiring new customers Our focus is direct marketing so we will not look at advertising campaigns but instead focus on understanding marketing campaigns (e.g. direct mail). This is the foundation for almost everything else in the course. We look at measuring and improving campaign effectiveness. including: The importance of test and control groups. Universal control group. Techniques: Lift curves, AUC Return on investment. Optimizing marketing spend. Part 2: Base Management: managing existing customers Considering the cost of acquiring new customers for many businesses there are probably few assets more valuable than their existing customer base, though few think of it in this way. Topics include: 1. Cross-selling and up-selling: Offering the right product or service to the customer at the right time. Techniques: RFM models. Multinomial regression. b. Value of lifetime purchases. 2. Customer segmentation: Understanding the types of customers that you have. Classification models using first simple decision trees, and then random forests and other, newer techniques. Part 3: Retention: Keeping your good customers Understanding which customers are likely to leave and what you can do about it is key to profitability in many industries, especially where there are repeat purchases or subscriptions. We look at propensity to churn models, including Logistic regression: glm (package stats) and newer techniques (especially gbm as a general tool) Tuning models (caret) and introduction to ensemble models. Part 4: Outflow: Understanding who are leaving and why Customers will leave you – that is a fact of life. What is important is to understand who are leaving and why. Is it low value customers who are leaving or is it your best customers? Are they leaving to competitors or because they no longer need your products and services? Topics include: Customer lifetime value models: Combining value of purchases with propensity to churn and the cost of servicing and retaining the customer. Analysing survey data. (Generally useful, but we will do a brief introduction here in the context of exit surveys.) |

85063 | Training Neural Network in R | 14 hours | This course is an introduction to applying neural networks in real world problems using R-project software. Introduction to Neural Networks What are Neural Networks What is current status in applying neural networks Neural Networks vs regression models Supervised and Unsupervised learning Overview of packages available nnet, neuralnet and others differences between packages and itls limitations Visualizing neural networks Applying Neural Networks Concept of neurons and neural networks A simplified model of the brain Opportunities neuron XOR problem and the nature of the distribution of values The polymorphic nature of the sigmoidal Other functions activated Construction of neural networks Concept of neurons connect Neural network as nodes Building a network Neurons Layers Scales Input and output data Range 0 to 1 Normalization Learning Neural Networks Backward Propagation Steps propagation Network training algorithms range of application Estimation Problems with the possibility of approximation by Examples OCR and image pattern recognition Other applications Implementing a neural network modeling job predicting stock prices of listed |

287766 | Programming with Big Data in R | 21 hours | Introduction to Programming Big Data with R (bpdR) Setting up your environment to use pbdR Scope and tools available in pbdR Packages commonly used with Big Data alongside pbdR Message Passing Interface (MPI) Using pbdR MPI 5 Parallel processing Point-to-point communication Send Matrices Summing Matrices Collective communication Summing Matrices with Reduce Scatter / Gather Other MPI communications Distributed Matrices Creating a distributed diagonal matrix SVD of a distributed matrix Building a distributed matrix in parallel Statistics Applications Monte Carlo Integration Reading Datasets Reading on all processes Broadcasting from one process Reading partitioned data Distributed Regression Distributed Bootstrap |

287807 | Machine Learning Fundamentals with R | 14 hours | The aim of this course is to provide a basic proficiency in applying Machine Learning methods in practice. Through the use of the R programming platform and its various libraries, and based on a multitude of practical examples this course teaches how to use the most important building blocks of Machine Learning, how to make data modeling decisions, interpret the outputs of the algorithms and validate the results. Our goal is to give you the skills to understand and use the most fundamental tools from the Machine Learning toolbox confidently and avoid the common pitfalls of Data Sciences applications. Introduction to Applied Machine Learning Statistical learning vs. Machine learning Iteration and evaluation Bias-Variance trade-off Regression Linear regression Generalizations and Nonlinearity Exercises Classification Bayesian refresher Naive Bayes Logistic regression K-Nearest neighbors Exercises Cross-validation and Resampling Cross-validation approaches Bootstrap Exercises Unsupervised Learning K-means clustering Examples Challenges of unsupervised learning and beyond K-means |

287823 | Data Mining with R | 14 hours | Sources of methods Artificial intelligence Machine learning Statistics Sources of data Pre processing of data Data Import/Export Data Exploration and Visualization Dimensionality Reduction Dealing with missing values R Packages Data mining main tasks Automatic or semi-automatic analysis of large quantities of data Extracting previously unknown interesting patterns groups of data records (cluster analysis) unusual records (anomaly detection) dependencies (association rule mining) Data mining Anomaly detection (Outlier/change/deviation detection) Association rule learning (Dependency modeling) Clustering Classification Regression Summarization Frequent Pattern Mining Text Mining Decision Trees Regression Neural Networks Sequence Mining Frequent Pattern Mining Data dredging, data fishing, data snooping |

287842 | Numerical Methods | 14 hours | This course is for data scientists and statisticians that have some familiarity with numerical methods and have at least one programming language from R, Python, Octave, and some C++ options. The emphasis of this course is on the practical aspects of data/model preparation, execution, post hoc analysis and visualization. The purpose of this course is to give a practical introduction in numerical methods to participants interested in applying the methods at work. Sector specific examples are used to make the training relevant to the audience. Topics Covered: curve fitting regression robust regression linear algebra: matrix operations eigenvalue/eigenvectormatrix decompositions ordinary & partial differential equations fourier analysis interpolation & splines |

287843 | Advanced R Programming | 7 hours | This course is for data scientists and statisticians that already have basic R & C++ coding skills and R code and need advanced R coding skills. The purpose is to give a practical advanced R programming course to participants interested in applying the methods at work. Sector specific examples are used to make the training relevant to the audience R's environment Object oriented programming in R S3 S4 Reference classes Performance profiling Exception handling Debugging R code Creating R packages Unit testing C/C++ coding in R SEXPRs Calling dynamically loaded libraries from R Writing and compiling C/C++ code from R Improving R's performance with C++ linear algebra library |

1841 | Introduction to R | 21 hours | R is an open-source free programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. R is used by a growing number of managers and data analysts inside corporations and academia. R has also found followers among statisticians, engineers and scientists without computer programming skills who find it easy to use. Its popularity is due to the increasing use of data mining for various goals such as set ad prices, find new drugs more quickly or fine-tune financial models. R has a wide variety of packages for data mining. This course covers the manipulation of objects in R including reading data, accessing R packages, writing R functions, and making informative graphs. It includes analyzing data using common statistical models. The course teaches how to use the R software (http://www.r-project.org) both on a command line and in a graphical user interface (GUI). Introduction and preliminaries Making R more friendly, R and available GUIs The R environment Related software and documentation R and statistics Using R interactively An introductory session Getting help with functions and features R commands, case sensitivity, etc. Recall and correction of previous commands Executing commands from or diverting output to a file Data permanency and removing objects Simple manipulations; numbers and vectors Vectors and assignment Vector arithmetic Generating regular sequences Logical vectors Missing values Character vectors Index vectors; selecting and modifying subsets of a data set Other types of objects Objects, their modes and attributes Intrinsic attributes: mode and length Changing the length of an object Getting and setting attributes The class of an object Ordered and unordered factors A specific example The function tapply() and ragged arrays Ordered factors Arrays and matrices Arrays Array indexing. Subsections of an array Index matrices The array() function Mixed vector and array arithmetic. The recycling rule The outer product of two arrays Generalized transpose of an array Matrix facilities Matrix multiplication Linear equations and inversion Eigenvalues and eigenvectors Singular value decomposition and determinants Least squares fitting and the QR decomposition Forming partitioned matrices, cbind() and rbind() The concatenation function, (), with arrays Frequency tables from factors Lists and data frames Lists Constructing and modifying lists Concatenating lists Data frames Making data frames attach() and detach() Working with data frames Attaching arbitrary lists Managing the search path Reading data from files The read.table()function The scan() function Accessing builtin datasets Loading data from other R packages Editing data Probability distributions R as a set of statistical tables Examining the distribution of a set of data One- and two-sample tests Grouping, loops and conditional execution Grouped expressions Control statements Conditional execution: if statements Repetitive execution: for loops, repeat and while Writing your own functions Simple examples Defining new binary operators Named arguments and defaults The '...' argument Assignments within functions More advanced examples Efficiency factors in block designs Dropping all names in a printed array Recursive numerical integration Scope Customizing the environment Classes, generic functions and object orientation Statistical models in R Defining statistical models; formulae Contrasts Linear models Generic functions for extracting model information Analysis of variance and model comparison ANOVA tables Updating fitted models Generalized linear models Families The glm() function Nonlinear least squares and maximum likelihood models Least squares Maximum likelihood Some non-standard models Graphical procedures High-level plotting commands The plot() function Displaying multivariate data Display graphics Arguments to high-level plotting functions Low-level plotting commands Mathematical annotation Hershey vector fonts Interacting with graphics Using graphics parameters Permanent changes: The par() function Temporary changes: Arguments to graphics functions Graphics parameters list Graphical elements Axes and tick marks Figure margins Multiple figure environment Device drivers PostScript diagrams for typeset documents Multiple graphics devices Dynamic graphics Packages Standard packages Contributed packages and CRAN Namespaces |

2202 | R for Data Analysis and Research | 7 hours | Audience managers developers scientists students Format of the course on-line instruction and discussion OR face-to-face workshops The list below gives an idea of the topics that will be covered in the workshop. The number of topics that will be covered depends on the duration of the workshop (i.e. one, two or three days). In a one or two day workshop it may not be possible to cover all topics, and so the workshop will be tailored to suit the specific needs of the learners. A first R session Syntax for analysing one dimensional data arrays Syntax for analysing two dimensional data arrays Reading and writing data files Sub-setting data, sorting, ranking and ordering data Merging arrays Set membership The main statistical functions in R The Normal Distribution (correlation, probabilities, tests for normality and confidence intervals) Ordinary Least Squares Regression T-tests, Analysis of Variance and Multivariable Analysis of Variance Chi-square tests for categorical variables Writing functions in R Writing software (scripts) in R Control structures (e.g. Loops) Graphical methods (including scatterplots, bar charts, pie charts, histograms, box plots and dot charts) Graphical User Interfaces for R |

2642 | Forecasting with R | 14 hours | This course allows delegate to fully automate the process of forecasting with R Forecasting with R Introduction to Forecasting Exponential Smoothing ARIMA models The forecast package Package 'forecast' accuracy Acf arfima Arima arima.errors auto.arima bats BoxCox BoxCox.lambda croston CV dm.test dshw ets fitted.Arima forecast forecast.Arima forecast.bats forecast.ets forecast.HoltWinters forecast.lm forecast.stl forecast.StructTS gas gold logLik.ets ma meanf monthdays msts na.interp naive ndiffs nnetar plot.bats plot.ets plot.forecast rwf seasadj seasonaldummy seasonplot ses simulate.ets sindexf splinef subset.ts taylor tbats thetaf tsdisplay tslm wineind woolyrnq |

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