Dual-scaled jobs chart deconstructed, part 2

In my previous post, I examined how the dual scales on this jobs chart are sending an inaccurate message. But my efforts to remake alternate graphs from the raw data revealed another source of message corruption. Reading the graph text closely, you see that the red line is really an […]

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Dual-scaled jobs chart deconstructed, part 1

I saw this "really striking" jobs chart on Twitter recently. Can you see why the data is not as striking as it appears?   It certainly looks striking. The red line (labor force without a bachelor's degree) and the blue line (labor force with a bachelor's degree) were moving in lock step […]

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Visualizing pregnancy and post-baby weight loss with Graph Builder

My first favorite visualization from my JMP Discovery Summit poster was a multiple-element Graph Builder creation that tracked my weight trends through pregnancy, post-baby weight loss, and two and half years of weight maintenance. This seems like an especially appropriate time of year to share this graph since  so many New Year's resolutions include weight […]

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An essential book for new JMP users

Are you new to JMP or just use it occasionally to explore and analyze your data? There are many resources that can help you quickly get your work done with JMP, including documentation, webcasts and the User Community. But sometimes, the best thing is a book that guides you, step by step. […]

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Hear from analytics thought leaders (and get their books too)

Analytics thought leaders are busy folks these days as more organizations are finding analytics are key to their success. But once a month, a different analytics expert makes time to have a conversation with my colleague Anne Milley for the Analytically Speaking webcast series. Their discussions cover statistics, design of experiments, quality engineering, data visualization, […]

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Holiday book gift ideas for the analytically minded

The gift-giving season is approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about the quantitatively inclined people on your list. A few years ago, I wrote a post offering a list of books. Many new analytical books have been published since then, and there are some classics worth revisiting. So I […]

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Where are they now? How blog posts fare over time

As I approach the one-year anniversary of my first post for this blog, I’ve grown interested in how the popular JMP Blog posts from the past have done in the years that follow. In other words, do the popular posts continue to be popular? A good starting point for an […]

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What I love about Discovery Summit

I attended my first Discovery Summit conference in 2009. Held at the beautiful Swissôtel in Chicago, it included a keynote speech by Malcolm Gladwell (author of Outliers) and an evening of reminiscing by none other than George E.P. Box! Gladwell gave a memorable speech in which he discussed, among other […]

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Analytically Speaking: Q&A with reliability expert Bill Meeker

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of hosting Bill Meeker, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University, on our Analytically Speaking webcast series. Bill is a noted author and expert in the areas of reliability data analysis, reliability test planning, accelerated testing, nondestructive evaluation and […]

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Drawing 95% confidence intervals for parameter estimates from Fit Model

In my recent blog entry discussing the results of my adventures with hard-boiled eggs, one reader had asked how I created the figures with the confidence intervals for the parameter estimates from Fit Model. I typically use Graph Builder whenever I can for visualization, and the graph below with the parameter […]

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