regressions can absolutely be used for data mining and are one of many data mining tools. i don't think he was suggesting that regressions are data mining, he just wanted a few tools for data mining which certainly do include regression capabilities. if you can't even run a regression, how do you know if the model is appropriate or not?

regressions can absolutely be used for data mining and are one of many data mining tools. i don't think he was suggesting that regressions are data mining, he just wanted a few tools for data mining which certainly do include regression capabilities. if you can't even run a regression, how do you know if the model is appropriate or not?