Attention procrastinators: The time has come

Ask most anyone I work with, and they'll tell you that I need a deadline to make something happen. If you're the same way, then the time has come for you. The call for papers for Discovery Summit 2015 in San Diego closes Monday morning, March 9. That gives you […]

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Discovery Summit is coming to Europe

In just one month, Brussels, Belgium -- the center of European politics -- will be the host city of Europe's first JMP Discovery Summit, March 23-25. JMP users from all over Europe can expect an exciting agenda: European customers present their statistical discoveries and share best practices We have invited […]

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The science behind word of mouth

Some things just catch on. The $100 cheesesteak. Gangnam style. Six Sigma management strategy. A blender commercial. All became popular – went viral, so to speak. But how? Jonah Berger, James G. Campbell Associate Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of Business, wondered the same thing. He went to […]

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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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Not lost in translation

Two keynotes were presented in English, two in Japanese. Yet nothing was lost in translation. Well, maybe a joke or two fell a bit flat. But for the most part, simultaneous translations bridged the language gap at Discovery Summit Japan. The Nov. 7 event was the first time the conference […]

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Visualizing completeness of food logging data with Graph Builder

The second graph of my Discovery Summit 2014 poster summarized my meal logging habits. I made this graph while trying to identify patterns in my summary data that could alert me to days with missing or incomplete daily food logs. Initially, I created a point chart in Graph Builder to […]

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Using Graph Builder to visualize my activity data collection patterns

Before finalizing my Discovery Summit 2014 poster on my personal diet and fitness data, I asked my colleague Xan Gregg (lead developer of Graph Builder in JMP) to review my poster draft. By the time Xan and I sat down at my computer, I had created several graphs that I […]

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Which Belgian beer tastes best? A designed experiment

During the The Scale-Up of Chemical Processes conference in Brussels earlier this year, the organizers and I decided to do an experiment using JMP. Of course, the experiment had to involve beer tasting! We had 24 participants for the experiment. We used eight Belgian beer brands for testing and planned […]

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Recoding BodyMedia® food log data in JMP

I ended my previous blog post at the point in my JMP Discovery Summit project when I realized the extent of food item name redundancy across my nearly four years of food logs collected with the BodyMedia® Activity Manager app. While I knew I had eaten differently prepared varieties of certain foods, the replication was […]

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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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