“May the Force be with you.”
—HARRISON FORD AS HAN SOLO IN Star Wars (1977)
This appendix provides code and utilities associated with this book and modeling techniques in predictive analytics. The code and accompanying data sets are open source, downloadable from the publisher’s website for the book at
For the practicing data scientist, there are considerable advantages to being multilingual. As a general-purpose language Python provides a rich selection of tools for networking and text processing. And R is especially strong in modeling and statistical graphics. And by knowing both Python and R, we can test scripts developed in one language against scripts developed in the other.
Doing data ...