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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An algorithm for otters

In order to protect endangered species, it's essential to monitor them. Our mission at WildTrack is to develop and implement better techniques for monitoring endangered species. Specifically, we’re interested in non-invasive and cost-effective approaches to monitoring, and our footprint identification technique (FIT) is an example of such an approach. Since […]

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Sneak peek of data visualization webcast with Xan Gregg

On the next Analytically Speaking, we’ll hear from Xan Gregg, JMP Director of R&D and the creator of the drag-and-drop Graph Builder. Here is a preview of what he’ll discuss. Tune in Wednesday, March 16, at 1 pm ET to hear the rest. Q: Tell us about the importance of […]

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Sailing and the art of data quality assessment

Gerhard Svolba is a colleague at SAS who is not only an experienced analyst and a caring father, but also an author for SAS Press and an enthusiastic sailor. He has done valuable research about detecting data quality problems and their consequences for data analysis. As a statistician, I’m well […]

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Visualizing historical biomarker data with JMP

I shared in my previous post that I scoured my baby book and tracking notebooks and requested various medical records to gather historical information about my weight fluctuations over the years. I used this data to construct JMP graphs with annotations and pinned hover labels containing pictures (thanks to the […]

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10 things you didn’t know about JMP: Tips and tricks

A fellow consultant has advised that, when working on submissions for a regulatory agency, you should “model” your submission on previous ones (that is, leverage previous successful work to your benefit). In that spirit, I fully admit to “modeling” this blog post on those by Jeff Perkinson (10 Things You […]

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Analyzing Manning and Brady over the years

If you follow pro football (and probably even if you don't), you know that last night the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots to earn their spot in Super Bowl 50. But as if a shot at the Super Bowl wasn't big enough, this game meant even more than […]

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