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Self-Organising Maps for Customer Segmentation using R

Self-Organising Maps Self-Organising Maps (SOMs) are an unsupervised data visualisation technique that can be used to visualise high-dimensional data sets in lower (typically 2) dimensional representations. In this post, we examine the use of R to create a SOM for customer segmentation. The figures shown here used use the 2011 Irish Census information for the …

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Data Science Videos from Dublin WebSummit 2013

The Web Summit, Europes largest technology-industry conference was held in Dublin this week. An annual event since 2010, the Web Summit attracted over ten thousand visitors from over 90 countries. The Web Summit puts Ireland on the international startup and internet scene. With speakers like Elon Musk (founder of Paypal, SpaceX, and Tesla) and representatives from …

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As a practicing data scientist, I have regular need to present and distribute the results of analyses, or to provide descriptive statistics on data sets. Ideally these results can be presented in the form of interactive graphics, standalone applications, or as continually updating dashboards. There are a range of excellent dashboard and visualisation building softwares …

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