Modern Machine Learning in R Part I
Modern Machine Learning in R Part I


With hundreds of machine learning models available in R having one unified interface makes life so much easier. The author of the popular {caret} package has reinvented it for the modern age in the form of {tidymodels}. We'll use the suite of packages to specify models, perform feature engineering, tune over hyperparameters and make predictions.


Jared Lander is the Chief Data Scientist of Lander Analytics a data science consultancy based in New York City, the Organizer of the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup and the New York R Conference and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Columbia University. With a masters from Columbia University in statistics and bachelors from Muhlenberg College in mathematics, he has experience in both academic research and industry. His work for both large and small organizations ranges from music and fundraising to finance and humanitarian relief efforts.
He specializes in data management, multilevel models, machine learning, generalized linear models, data management and statistical computing. He is the author of R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics, a book about R Programming geared toward Data Scientists and Non-Statisticians alike and is creating a course on glmnet with DataCamp.