JMP Student Edition 12: Free with leading intro stats textbooks

Introductory Statistics is notorious for being one of the least popular courses required for graduation. Fortunately, modern approaches to teaching statistics are changing the perceptions and popularity of statistics for the better. These approaches are largely driven by data, rather than mathematics, and the modern data-driven interface of JMP is […]

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What aspiring data analysts need to know

We have featured many academic thought leaders on our Analytically Speaking webcast series over the last three years. “Academic” may be a primary way to categorize these notable professors and researchers, but they are also often accomplished authors and consultants, giving them some very interesting perspectives on a wide variety […]

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Take Coursera MOOC "Teaching Statistical Thinking"

Attention teachers of statistics: Three exceptional professors at Duke University have just launched the first installment of a Coursera MOOC on Teaching Statistics: "Teaching Statistical Thinking: Part 1 Descriptive Statistics." JMP is the featured software of this course and is used in their analysis modules. This course is designed with high […]

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Teaching with JMP, part 2

After writing the post on Teaching statistics with JMP last month, I didn’t think about a follow-on post since we had so many wonderful comments. But when we heard from Roger Hoerl at Union College about the thesis his student, Keilah Creedon, wrote (using JMP for the designed experiment part), […]

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Fun and effective: Teaching statistics with JMP

JMP has a growing fan club of people who are passionate about the software as a great teaching tool to more easily convey statistical concepts. Colleagues on our global academic team and I pooled some comments from noteworthy educators about why they like teaching with JMP.   “In the early […]

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New contingency analysis add-in for JMP

A contingency analysis determines whether there is a relationship between two categorical variables. A caterer, for example, might be interested in knowing whether entrée selections at an event were related to gender, given the following data: The contingency platform in JMP requires the X and Y variables to be contained […]

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Lookup tables in JMP

A few days ago, I showed a customer how she could use lookup tables in JMP, and I thought it would be a good idea to share this with everyone. Those of you who have used lookup tables elsewhere already know how handy they can be. For those who have […]

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NCSU leads the pack in statistics conference contest

I zone out when my colleagues go on and on about North Carolina college basketball. With mascots like Blue Devils and Demon Deacons, you’d think it would be more fun to me than it is. Add to that the fact that my university days were not spent at any of […]

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Fitting distributions in JMP

Most statistical procedures benefit from understanding the underlying population distribution, or at the very least offering reassurance that our assumptions about those distributions are valid. JMP provides a number of ways to easily explore and investigate distributional assumptions. In this post, I provide information on fitting continuous or discrete distributions […]

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JMP & Women's Initiatives Network to award conference registrations

“Know Your Power” is the slogan of the first-ever Women in Statistics conference to be held in Cary, North Carolina, just across the street from SAS headquarters. The May 15-17 conference is a celebration of women in statistics, and the program promises to highlight achievements and career interests of women […]

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