IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook

IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook

By: Meta S. Brown (author), Keith McCormick (author), Dean Abbott (author), Tom. Khabaza (author), Scott Mutchler (author)Paperback

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This is a practical cookbook with intermediate-advanced recipes for SPSS Modeler data analysts. It is loaded with step-by-step examples explaining the process followed by the experts.If you have had some hands-on experience with IBM SPSS Modeler and now want to go deeper and take more control over your data mining process, this is the guide for you. It is ideal for practitioners who want to break into advanced analytics.

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Keith McCormick is the Vice President and General Manager of QueBIT Consulting's Advanced Analytics team. He brings a wealth of consulting/training experience in statistics, predictive modeling and analytics, and data mining. For many years, he has worked in the SPSS community, first as an External Trainer and Consultant for SPSS Inc., then in a similar role with IBM, and now in his role with an award winning IBM partner. He possesses a BS in Computer Science and Psychology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has been using Stats software tools since the early 90s, and has been training since 1997. He has been doing data mining and using IBM SPSS Modeler since its arrival in North America in the late 90s. He is an expert in IBM's SPSS software suite including IBM SPSS Statistics, IBM SPSS Modeler (formally Clementine), AMOS, Text Mining, and Classification Trees. He is active as a moderator and participant in statistics groups online including LinkedIn's Statistics and Analytics Consultants Group. He also blogs and reviews related books at He enjoys hiking in out of the way places, finding unusual souvenirs while traveling overseas, exotic foods, and old books. Dean Abbott is the President of Abbott Analytics, Inc. in San Diego, California. He has over two decades experience in applying advanced data mining, data preparation, and data visualization methods in real-world data intensive problems, including fraud detection, customer acquisition and retention, digital behavior for web applications and mobile, customer lifetime value, survey analysis, donation solicitation and planned giving. He has developed, coded, and evaluated algorithms for use in commercial data mining and pattern recognition products, including polynomial networks, neural networks, radial basis functions, and clustering algorithms for multiple software vendors. He is a seasoned instructor, having taught a wide range of data mining tutorials and seminars to thousands of attendees, including PAW, KDD, INFORMS, DAMA, AAAI, and IEEE conferences. He is the instructor of well-regarded data mining courses, explaining concepts in language readily understood by a wide range of audiences, including analytics novices, data analysts, statisticians, and business professionals. He also has taught both applied and hands-on data mining courses for major software vendors, including IBM SPSS Modeler, Statsoft STATISTICA, Salford System SPM, SAS Enterprise Miner, IBM PredictiveInsight, Tibco Spotfire Miner, KNIME, RapidMiner, and Megaputer Polyanalyst. Meta S. Brown helps organizations use practical data analysis to solve everyday business problems. A hands-on analyst who has tackled projects with up to $900 million at stake, she is a recognized expert in cutting-edge business analytics. She is devoted to educating the business community on effective use of statistics, data mining, and text mining. A sought-after analytics speaker, she has conducted over 4000 hours of seminars, attracting audiences across North America, Europe, and South America. Her articles appear frequently on All Analytics, Smart Data Collective, and other publications. She is also co-author of Big Data, Mining and Analytics: Key Components for Strategic Decisions (forthcoming from CRC Press, Editor: Stephan Kudyba). She holds a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Rutgers University, and professional certifications from the American Society for Quality and National Association for Healthcare Quality. She has served on the faculties of Roosevelt University and National-Louis University. Tom Khabaza is an independent consultant in predictive analytics and data mining, and the Founding Chairman of the Society of Data Miners. He is a data mining veteran of over 20 years and many industries and applications. He has helped to create the IBM SPSS Modeler (Clementine) data mining workbench and the industry standard CRISP-DM methodology, and led the first integrations of data mining and text mining. His recent thought leadership includes the 9 Laws of Data Mining. Scott R. Mutchler is the Vice President of Advanced Analytics Services at QueBIT Consulting LLC. He had spent the fi rst 17 years of his career building enterprise solutions as a DBA, software developer, and enterprise architect. When Scott discovered his true passion was for advanced analytics, he moved into advanced analytics leadership roles where he was able to drive millions of dollars in incremental revenues and cost savings through the application of advanced analytics to most challenging business problems. His strong IT background turned out to be a huge asset in building integrated advanced analytics solutions. Recently, he was the Predictive Analytics Worldwide Industrial Sector Lead for IBM. In this role, he worked with IBM SPSS clients worldwide. He architected advanced analytic solutions for clients in some of the world's largest retailers and manufacturers. He received his Masters from Virginia Tech in Geology. He stays in Colorado and enjoys an outdoor lifestyle, playing guitar, and travelling.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781849685467
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 382
  • ID: 9781849685467
  • weight: 656
  • ISBN10: 1849685460

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