Fatma Zohra Samiha has recently graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée ENSSEA. She has a master degree in applied economics. Currently, she’s looking for her first challenge.
I know that at ENSSEA, we teach mostly Eviews and SPSS, how did you come to use R ?
I was introduced to the R world thanks to our time series professor, madam Chaouech Saloua who asked us to use to make a forecast using R and another software of our choice. I suddenly felt in love with R, getting the required results with few lines of code was magical.
Nice ! did you use base R or a specific package to make your forecast ?
I used the forecast package which provides the great
What was your master research topic ?
My master thesis treated the Application of supervised machine learning models in order to predict customer churn at Djezzy company.
So, a machine learning subject, quite ambitious, which model did you implement ?
I benchmarked three algorithms: logistic regression, Linear Support Vector Machine and random forest. The best performance was reached by the linear SVM model.
I hope you’ll find your dream job very soon where you’ll apply your expertise in data analysis and machine learning.
Finally, do you have a message to the current ENSSEA students who might read this article ?
I would like to invite all the ENSSEA students to use R instead of the classical commercial softwares because according to me R reperesents the future of data analysis.