*It is the only book, to date, that distinguishes between statistical data mining and machine-learning data mining. The book explains GenIQ Model, a machine-learning alternative to statistical regression.*

**Statistical and Machine-Learning**

Data Mining:

Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data

Data Mining:

Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data

Bruce Ratner,

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2011

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From the author preface:

It is the only book, to date, that distinguishes between statistical data mining and machine-learning data mining. I was an orthodox statistician until my struggles with the weaknesses of statistics within the big data setting of today were resolved. Now, as a reform statistician who is free of the statistical rigors of yesterday, with many degrees of freedom to exercise, I have composed by intellectual might the original, and practical statistical data mining techniques in first part of the book. The GenIQ Model, a machine-learning alternative to statistical regression, led to the creative, and useful machine-learning data mining techniques in the remaining part of the book.

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**Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining**