#### Overview of this book

There are many algorithms for data analysis and it’s not always possible to quickly choose the best one for each case. Implementation of the algorithms takes a lot of time. With the help of Mathematica, you can quickly get a result from the use of a particular method, because this system contains almost all the known algorithms for data analysis. If you are not a programmer but you need to analyze data, this book will show you the capabilities of Mathematica when just few strings of intelligible code help to solve huge tasks from statistical issues to pattern recognition. If you're a programmer, with the help of this book, you will learn how to use the library of algorithms implemented in Mathematica in your programs, as well as how to write algorithm testing procedure. With each chapter, you'll be more immersed in the special world of Mathematica. Along with intuitive queries for data processing, we will highlight the nuances and features of this system, allowing you to build effective analysis systems. With the help of this book, you will learn how to optimize the computations by combining your libraries with the Mathematica kernel.
Mathematica Data Analysis
Credits
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Preface
Free Chapter
First Steps in Data Analysis
Creating an Interface for an External Program
Analyzing Data with the Help of Mathematica
Discovering the Advanced Capabilities of Time Series
Statistical Hypothesis Testing in Two Clicks
Predicting the Dataset Behavior
Rock-Paper-Scissors – Intelligent Processing of Datasets
Index

## Creating a portable demonstration

In order to make it possible to place this project on a web page or to do a cross-platform presentation on computers that do not have Mathematica installed, we need to use Computable Document Format (CDF). In this section, you will learn how to export the project to a file in this format.

To be able to view the presentation, you need to install the free software Wolfram CDF Player. Further information about the possibilities of the application and its distribution can be found at http://www.wolfram.com/cdf/.

The interactivity of the CDF file is fully ensured by the presence of the `Manipulate` function. Let's see how to create this file.

Let's select the final version of the Rock-Paper-Scissors game in our file. In the File menu, we need to select CDF Export and then Standalone… to create a cross-platform file or web-embeddable to embed the presentation into a web page. For example, let's select Standalone. After this, the following window appears:

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