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The relationship between machine learning, data mining and statistical analysis? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between data mining, statistics, machine learning and AI? How to compare machine learning vs. data mining? data mining vs. statistical analysis? ...
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What is the difference between "data mining" and "data analytics"? [duplicate]

What is the difference between "data mining" and "data analytics"? Are both things the same technically?
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How does classical statistical methods fit into the machine learning paradigm [duplicate]

To elaborate more on the question and give a few examples: classical statistical methods: Frequentist linear regression that involves estimating beta, t-test, p-values, R-squared, F-test. Model ...
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The Two Cultures: statistics vs. machine learning?

Last year, I read a blog post from Brendan O'Connor entitled "Statistics vs. Machine Learning, fight!" that discussed some of the differences between the two fields. Andrew Gelman responded favorably ...
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What is the difference between data mining and statistical analysis?

What is the difference between data mining and statistical analysis? For some background, my statistical education has been, I think, rather traditional. A specific question is posited, research is ...
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Is it important for statisticians to learn machine learning?

Is machine learning an important subject for any statistician to become acquainted with? It seems that machine learning is statistics. Why don't statistics programs (undergraduate and graduate) ...
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Recommend some books/articles/guides to enter predictive analytics?

What learning material would you suggest for a CS person / novice statistician / novice mathematician to get into predictive analytics?
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Why is Binary Classification not a Hypothesis Test?

I'm having a hard time finding the right way to explain to an engineer friend why binary classification isn't quite the same as a statistical hypothesis test. Clearly, in both cases we are choosing ...
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When predictive analytics is better than statistics?

I am somehow confused by the term of so called "predictive analytics". It is so often used today that makes me think the old-school statisticians never before tried to create any predictive models. ...
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Valid references on origins of Machine Learning, Statistical Learning and Data Mining

I know it's a rather debated question on Stack Exchange communities but let me explain the points of this question. I'm writing my capstone on Machine Learning and I need to clarify deeply, giving ...
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what machine learning isn't statistical? [closed]

If I understand correctly, statistical learning theory is just one approach to machine learning, What machine learning isn't statistical? Based on my very limited understanding, I thought that things ...
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Is Statistics really better at making Relationship Inferences compared to Machine Learning? [duplicate]

First of all: I am a non-statistician who's currently trying to dive deeper into the topic of Data Science, so this question might sound really naive. So, I was wondering about the major distinction ...
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