Answer one of the following questions as a comment on this post.
Submit your contribution by 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 29. It should be insightful (don’t just repeat back facts from the class), but it doesn’t need to be more than a few sentences. Most of all, I want to know what you think!
- Give an example of a problem where data mining would be useful. Then explain whether it would be an example of predictive or descriptive analytics (refer to the slides for the definitions if you don’t remember the difference).
- Take a look at the SpotCrime website. Type in a few zip codes to see crime statistics in different areas. Would you consider this more an example of data analytics as we’ve discussed it this week, or more like the OLAP analysis we have been doing over the last week or so? Explain your reasoning.