"With the lottery, edging is almost impossible. But you can play unusual number series, such as 1-3-5-7-9-10-13. In case this combination wins the jackpot, it won't be shared with anybody else. And despite the fact that 1-3-5-7-9-10-13 does not…"
"I have done over 30+ Market Basket Analysis jobs in the last 15 years.
There is usually somr form of register ID or transaction ID along with store ID and time stamp. Also if the store has a loyalty card program the the Idividual or household ID…"
"This does look interesting, but when you read the rules it seems to imply that individuals that are not from the US are not allowed to enter. I'm just wondering if some of those (I know there are some) who are putting effort into this and are…"
For a start I would say use the data in the competition I mentioned and see if you can get the accuracy other achieved. There is no real 'book' I would recommend on how to do it well, it is more a matter of experience, which…"
"I guess this is a bit like credit scoring in real life. There are normally 2 application scorecards, one for 'new to bank' customers and one for 'existing customers'. The 'existing customers' have a lot more detailed…"
"If I understand correctly, you are saying you get a more accurate model using just a subset of variables than using all variables?
If this is the case then I'd be questioning the algorithm I was using.
Trees are not used in credit scoring (by…"
"The theme of the first AusDM Analytic Challenge, sponsored by Tiberius Data Mining, was 'ensembling'. The winner was Andrzej Janusz from the University of Warsaw, who receives $1,000.
The results and contestant writeups are…"
I'm Phil Brierley. I am currently linving in Melbourne, Australia and own Tiberius Data Mining, a predictive modelling software development company. If you are interested in finding out more about my background then look me up on LinkedIn or drop me a note. More than happy to chat with anyone.