Predictive Modeling with SAS Enterprise Miner: Practical Solutions for Business Applications, Third Edition (Paperback)
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A step-by-step guide to predictive modeling Kattamuri Sarma's Predictive Modeling with SAS Enterprise Miner: Practical Solutions for Business Applications, Third Edition, will show you how to develop and test predictive models quickly using SAS Enterprise Miner. Using realistic data, the book explains complex methods in a simple and practical way to readers from different backgrounds and industries. Incorporating the latest version of Enterprise Miner, this third edition also expands the section on time series. Written for business analysts, data scientists, statisticians, students, predictive modelers, and data miners, this comprehensive text provides examples that will strengthen your understanding of the essential concepts and methods of predictive modeling. Topics covered include logistic regression, regression, decision trees, neural networks, variable clustering, observation clustering, data imputation, binning, data exploration, variable selection, variable transformation, and much more, including analysis of textual data. Develop predictive models quickly, learn how to test numerous models and compare the results, gain an in-depth understanding of predictive models and multivariate methods, and discover how to do in-depth analysis. Do it all with Predictive Modeling with SAS Enterprise Miner.
About the Author
Kattamuri S. Sarma, PhD, is an economist and statistician with 30 years of experience in American business, including stints with IBM and AT&T. He is the founder and president of Ecostat Research Corp., a consulting firm specializing in predictive modeling and forecasting. Over the years, Dr. Sarma has developed predictive models for the banking, insurance, telecommunication, and technology industries. He has been a SAS user since 1992, and he has extensive experience with multivariate statistical methods, econometrics, decision trees, and data mining with neural networks. The author of numerous professional papers and publications, Dr. Sarma is a SAS Certified Professional and a SAS Alliance Partner. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics and his master's degree in economic statistics from universities in India. Dr. Sarma received his PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Lawrence R. Klein.