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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Random Forests are the new kid in machine learning town

Is was reading "Specialist Knowledge Is Useless and Unhelpful
When data prediction is a game, the experts lose out." I learned about the new algorithm that seems like a silver bullet for data mining problems: random forests. An explanation in layman's terms can be found on Quora. It still don't fully grasp the idea but I think its worth exploring further to add to a toolbox to solve problems. There exist a R package for random forests for some quick exploration on your datas. Happy hacking.