This book fills the need for a concise and conversational book on the growing field of Data Analytics and Big Data. Easy to read and informative, this lucid book covers everything important, with concrete examples, and invites the reader to join this field. The chapters in the book are organized for a typical one-semester course. The book contains case-lets from real-world stories at the beginning of every chapter. There is also a running case study across the chapters as exercises. This book is designed to provide a student with the intuition behind this evolving area, along with a solid toolset of the major data mining techniques and platforms. Finally, it includes a tutorial for R platform.
Students across a variety of academic disciplines, including business, computer science, statistics, engineering, and others attracted to the idea of discovering new insights and ideas from data can use this as a textbook. Professionals in various domains, including executives, managers, analysts, professors, doctors, accountants, and others can use this book to learn in a few hours how to make sense of and develop actionable insights from the enormous data coming their way. This is a flowing book that one can finish in one sitting, or one can return to it again and again for insights and techniques.