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R Machine Learning By Example

By : Raghav Bali
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R Machine Learning By Example

By: Raghav Bali

Overview of this book

Data science and machine learning are some of the top buzzwords in the technical world today. From retail stores to Fortune 500 companies, everyone is working hard to making machine learning give them data-driven insights to grow their business. With powerful data manipulation features, machine learning packages, and an active developer community, R empowers users to build sophisticated machine learning systems to solve real-world data problems. This book takes you on a data-driven journey that starts with the very basics of R and machine learning and gradually builds upon the concepts to work on projects that tackle real-world problems. You’ll begin by getting an understanding of the core concepts and definitions required to appreciate machine learning algorithms and concepts. Building upon the basics, you will then work on three different projects to apply the concepts of machine learning, following current trends and cover major algorithms as well as popular R packages in detail. These projects have been neatly divided into six different chapters covering the worlds of e-commerce, finance, and social-media, which are at the very core of this data-driven revolution. Each of the projects will help you to understand, explore, visualize, and derive insights depending upon the domain and algorithms. Through this book, you will learn to apply the concepts of machine learning to deal with data-related problems and solve them using the powerful yet simple language, R.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
R Machine Learning By Example
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What is credit risk?

We have been using this term credit risk since the start of this chapter and many of you might be wondering what exactly does this mean, even though you might have guessed it after reading the previous section. Here, we will be explaining this term clearly so that you will have no problem in understanding the data and its features in the subsequent sections when we will be analyzing the data.

The standard definition of credit risk is the risk of defaulting on a debt which takes place due to the borrower failing to make the required debt payments in time. This risk is taken by the lender since the lender incurs losses of both the principal amount as well as the interest on it.

In our case, we will be dealing with a bank which acts as the financial organization giving out loans to customers who apply for them. Hence, customers who might default on the loan payment would be credit risks for the bank. By analyzing customer data and applying machine learning algorithms on it...