Happy little trees: An updated Forest Plot Add-In

Recently, I experienced an event that brought me back to my childhood. I was having dinner at my brother's house with my sons. The television was on, and at some point Bob Ross' show "The Joy of Painting" came on the air.  If you've never experienced the show, it is […]

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Using JSL to import BodyMedia® FIT® food log files into JMP

In my previous blog post, I described how I imported my BodyMedia® Activity Summary data files from Excel into JMP. Today, I will share how I automated importing nearly four years of my BodyMedia® food logs into JMP. I have also uploaded an add-in to the JMP File Exchange that […]

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Using JSL to import BodyMedia® FIT® activity monitor data into JMP

In an earlier blog post, I introduced the topic of my JMP Discovery Summit 2014 e-poster titled “Analysis of Personal Diet and Fitness Data With JMP” and shared my interests in quantified self (QS) analysis projects. For my poster project, I exported two different types of data files from the […]

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Scagnostics JMP Add-In: A new way to explore your data

Scagnostics, scatterplot diagnostics, was discovered by John and Paul Tukey and later popularized by Leland Wilkinson in Graph-Theoretic Scagnostics (2005). These analyses were redefined in High-Dimensional Visual Analytics: Interactive Exploration Guided by Pairwise Views of Point Distributions (2006). The beauty of scagnostics is the ability to visually explore a data […]

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JMP add-in measures distance between 2 points

JMP has many tools and features that allow you to interactively explore and analyze data. But what if you just want to measure the distance between two points? You could compute the distance with the standard distance formula, but what if the coordinates are latitude and longitude pairs? The distance […]

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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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Marketing in the winter sports season

Understanding your customers has always been important, but it's even more so when marketing products and services related to winter snow sports. Winter sports can have a short season and a limited number of consumers. How do you find them, identify their needs, create new promotions and assess whether the […]

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Scenario-based planning & optimization in Excel & JMP -- Part 4

Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at the rise of Excel’s usage and popularity, and I've noted that Excel has made forays into analytics. Today, we’ll look at one type of analysis: scenario-based planning and optimization. Using Excel add-ins, you can create what-if analysis and scenario-based planning using Monte […]

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Oriented shapes in JMP Bubble Plot

In a recent blog post, I introduced an add-in, the Bubble Shape Editor, that makes it easier to use custom shapes in place of the default circle in Bubble Plot. The add-in takes advantage of JMP's ability to draw shapes based on SVG path specifications. When custom shapes were introduced […]

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The dead walk! Visualizing a zombie apocalypse

Halloween is here. It’s a time when the weather gets colder and the leaves fall from the trees. A time when kids dress up in fun costumes and go trick-or-treating. A time when we start thinking about how to spend the holidays with our family and friends. And if you’re like me, […]

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