Instructor: Jing Gong. Class Time: M/W/F 2:00-2:50 pm

Announcements

Office Hours for Assignment#8 & Final Exam

As a reminder, there is no class on Monday, 12/11/2017. Instead, I will hold office hour in my office. Below is the list of office hours either by me or by Nathan.

  1. Monday, 12/11, 2:00-3:00 pm (by Jing. Location: Speakman 201C)
  2. Tuesday. 12/12, 1:00-2:15 pm (by Nathan. Location: Alter 240D)
  3. Thursday, 12/14, 12:00-1:00 pm (by Jing. Location: Speakman 201C)

Agenda for Week 15 (Week of 12/4)

Cannot believe that the semester is almost over! Here is the agenda for this week:

Class Schedule:

  • Monday — Slide Deck (Association Rules) Continued + ICA #12.1 (Computing Confidence, Support, and Lift)
  • Wednesday — ICA #12.2 (Association Rules Using R)
  • Friday — Review for Final Exam
  • How about next Monday? Stay tuned …
    • If we can finish the review session on Friday, we won’t have class next Monday.
    • But if we could not finish everything, we will meet next Monday as well.

Deadlines (unless otherwise mentioned, the due time is 11:59 pm):

  • ICA #12.2 (Association Rules Using R): 12/8 (Friday).
  • Assignment #7 (Clustering): 12/6 (Wednesday).
  • Assignment #8 (Association Rules): 12/13 (Wednesday).

Complete the Course Evaluations by December 13!

Don’t forget to complete the online course evaluation for this class!

You can access the ESFF site here. The deadline is December 13 (well, technically December 14 at 8:00 AM, but are you really going to get up early on December 14 to do it?).

It only will take you five minutes, but it is important.

Some things about the course evaluations:

  • I really look at the feedback and use it to make changes to improve teaching, course design, and materials for future semesters.
  • Feedback contributes to other important decision about how courses are taught at Fox and Temple University.
  • Your feedback is anonymous and confidential – I don’t get the results until after the semester is completely over and no identifying information will be associated with responses in any reports.

Agenda for Week 14 (Week of 11/27)

Class Schedule:

  • Monday — Slide deck (Clustering) + ICA #11 (Clustering in R)
  • Wednesday — ICA #11 (Clustering in R)
  • Friday — Slide Deck (Association Rules)

Deadlines (unless otherwise mentioned, the due time is 11:59 pm):

  • ICA #11 (Decision Trees in R): 12/1 (Friday).
  • Assignment #6 (Decision Trees): 11/29 (Wednesday).
  • Assignment #7 (Clustering): 12/6 (Wednesday).

Agenda for Week 12 (Week of 11/13)

Class Schedule:

  • Monday — ICA #10 (Decision Trees in R)
  • Wednesday — ICA #10 (Decision Trees in R) continued
  • Friday — Slide Deck: Clustering

Deadlines (unless otherwise mentioned, the due time is 11:59 pm):

  • Assignment #5 (Introduction to working with R and RStudio): 11/13 (Monday).
  • ICA #10 (Decision Trees in R): 11/17 (Friday).
  • Assignment #6 (Decision Trees): 11/27 (Monday).

Want extra practice with R?

If you’re looking for an additional tutorial on R syntax, try this CodeSchool site: http://tryr.codeschool.com/.

It is not required that you do this, but some of you might find it helpful. Remember, most the information you need for the course is in the in-class exercises, slides, notes, and assignments. But sometimes people want something extra, and this is a pretty good interactive walk-through.

The most relevant chapters are 1, 2, 4, and 7. However, it looks like you have to do them in order (you have to complete chapters 1 and 2 to get to chapter 3, etc.). So my suggestion would be to at least go through Chapter 1. If you find it useful, keep going!

Agenda for Week 11 (Week of 11/6)

Class Schedule:

  • Monday — ICA #8 (Descriptive Statistics Using R and RStudio)
  • Wednesday — ICA #8 (Descriptive Statistics Using R and RStudio) continued
  • Friday — Classification using Decision Trees

Deadlines (unless otherwise mentioned, the due time is 11:59 pm):

  • ICA #8 (Descriptive Statistics Using R and RStudio): 11/8 (Wednesday).
  • Assignment #5 (Introduction to working with R and RStudio): 11/13 (Monday).

Agenda for Week 9 (Week of 10/23)

Class Schedule:

  • Monday — No class. Please review this slide deck: 9. Supplement – Basic Statistics on your own.
  • Wednesday — Dimensional Data Modeling: Star Schema
  • Friday — Introduction to Advanced Analytics and R

Deadlines (unless otherwise mentioned, the due time is 11:59 pm):

  • ICA #7 (Pivot Tables in Excel): 10/23 (Monday).
  • Assignment #4 (ETL and Pivot Tables in Excel): 10/25 (Wednesday).
  • Group project: 10/31 (Tuesday).