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# An Introduction to Machine Learning with R and caret

GitHub Repository for the 06/07/2017 Meetup titled "An Introduction to Machine Learning with R and caret". First held in [Redmond, WA](https://www.meetup.com/data-science-dojo/events/239730653/).

These materials make use of the data from Kaggle's [Titanic: Machine Learning from Disaster](https://www.kaggle.com/c/titanic) competition.

Additionally, the following are required to use the files for the Meetup:

* [The R programming language](https://cran.rstudio.com/)
* While not required, [RStudio](https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/) is highly recommended.
* The [e1071](https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/e1071/index.html), [caret](https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/caret/index.html), [doSNOW](https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/doSNOW/index.html), [ipred](https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ipred/index.html), and [xgboost](https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/xgboost/index.html) packages.