A Proposed Data Analytics Workflow and Example Using the R Caret Package

Simon Jones

Purdue University

I am an senior at Purdue University majoring in Actuarial Science and Applied Statistics with minors in Business and Theater Design and Production with a Costuming concentration. I have extensive and comprehensive coding and data analytic backgrounds. I have had many coding projects in my life often leading to data analysis, including research assistance for an Planetary Sciences professor performing iterative linear regressions to derive the formation and development of sedimentary accretion and landslide at convergent boundaries. I am actively seeking positions in data science.

Christopher Root

Purdue University

I am a senior at Purdue University majoring in Supply Chain Info & Analytics with a minor in Anthrophony graduating this May. I am passionate in the field of logistics specifically in the aerospace and food industries. I was raised in the Indianapolis area and my interests outside of academics include reading, kickboxing, and going to concerts. My professor Mr. Matthew Lanhamm helped me find my passion for Data Mining and Predictive Analytics which I am grateful for. I do not have any plans post-graduation yet so I am still open to job offers.

Theerakorn Prasutchai

Purdue University

I am a mechanical engineer student from Purdue University. My first experience with machine learning is from our robotics lab at Purdue. Now, I am using Data Mining technique to solve business problem and find the key element to optimize the situation. I am going to apply this technology for people in Thailand, my home country.


This paper provides a comprehensive explanation of functions that are available in the R caret package, and proposed workflow in how one might use them to perform predictive modeling. There is a void in demonstrating the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Simon Jones (Purdue University)
  2. Christopher Root (Purdue University)
  3. Zhenghao Ye (Purdue University)
  4. Zhuoheng Xie (Purdue University)
  5. Theerakorn Prasutchai (Purdue University)

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