Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Getting started with data mining. Catching the data-mining train -- A day in your life as a data miner -- Teaming up to reach your goals -- Exploring data-mining mantras and methods. Learning the laws of data mining -- Embracing the data-mining process -- Planning for data-mining success -- Gearing up with the right software -- Gathering the raw materials. Digging into your data -- Making new data -- Ferreting out public data sources -- Buying data -- A data miner's survival kit. Getting familiar with your data -- Dealing in graphic detail -- Showing your data who's boss -- Your exciting career in modeling -- More data-mining methods. Data mining using classic statistical methods -- Mining data for clues -- Expanding your horizons -- The part of tens. Ten great resources for data miners -- Ten useful kinds of analysis that complement data mining.