“Bolder” statistics with Karen Copeland

Dr. Karen Copeland will be our featured guest on Analytically Speaking on June 8. She is the owner of Boulder Statistics, a successful consultancy to a wide array of industry sectors around the world — medical device, diagnostics, chemicals, marketing, environmental, consumer and food products, pharmaceuticals, and web analytics, among […]

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Remaking a mosquito trends chart

Recreating graphs is a hobby of mine. It both helps me test the limits of JMP and sharpens my own data handling and visualization skills. This time, there was a third benefit: finding a significant data error in the published chart. I recently saw this interesting mosquito trends chart as […]

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AMA Advanced Research Techniques (ART) early registration ends Thursday!

I’ve posted here in the JMP Blog about the American Marketing Association’s Advanced Research Techniques (ART) Forum and the impressive work that’s presented there every year. As co-chair, I am doubly excited for this year’s conference, which will take place June 26 – 29 in Boston, MA. We had an […]

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When should programming come into play in statistics courses?

Both academically and professionally, more courses are being offered and developed to make more people comfortable with data, analysis and risk assessment. This necessitates some use of statistics, and software is pretty much a tool of the trade. Software — some new, some enhanced, some commercial and some open source […]

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Graph Builder tutorial materials

I'll be leading a pre-conference tutorial on Graph Builder at this year's Discovery Summit conference in Cary. We'll start with the basics and then walk through more advanced ways to create effective visualizations. We did a similar tutorial this spring in Amsterdam, and materials from that course are posted in the JMP […]

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Discovery Summit: Best-in-class analytics conference

Four times a year, we host Discovery Summit, where scientists, engineers, statisticians and researchers exchange best practices in data exploration, and learn about new and proven statistical techniques. Past attendees have called the event a “best-in-class conference to benchmark best practices in analytics” with sessions that are “immediately relevant to […]

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Teaching modern stats – and assessing reasoning – at scale

If you are an instructor who teaches large-enrollment introductory statistics courses and wishes to teach a modern data-driven course, read on. You know about the challenges of assessing student mastery in courses where there are hundreds – or even thousands! – of students and little or no support for grading […]

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Visualizing data quality with FAA drone data

I used JMP to explore a recent FAA drone data set, inspired by a weekly data visualization challenge called 52Vis. The data set contains "reports of unmanned aircraft (UAS) sightings from pilots, citizens and law enforcement." I decided to focus on exploring the time data. I'll describe how I prepared the time […]

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Understanding which baseball players are the strongest hitters

Just days after the baseball season has started, two 10th-graders from a public high school in Delaware and their math teacher are headed to Furman University for the Carolinas Sports Analytics Meeting on Saturday to talk baseball. The students, Umar Khan and Tyler Schanzenbach, both 15 years old, are presenting […]

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Better decisions and trade-offs

Creative thinker and problem solver, Christine Anderson-Cook, is this month’s featured guest on Analytically Speaking. She has worked with the Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 2004, and currently leads a number of projects on complex system reliability, nonproliferation, malware detection and statistical process control. Our discussion […]

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