Are some Lilly Pulitzer for Target sizes commanding a higher premium on eBay?

In my last blog entry, I looked at 10 different items from the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection and how close their realized price is to buying directly from the Lilly Pulitzer website. My wife pointed out the lack of XXL size items available from Lilly Pulitzer, so a natural […]

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Discovery Summit Europe live blog: Dick De Veaux

Williams College statistics professor and data mining expert Dick De Veaux gives a keynote speech at Discovery Summit Europe 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. View the live blog of this speech. See photos and tweets from the conference at jmp.com/live. tags: Discovery Summit, Discovery Summit Keynote, Exploratory Data Analysis, Statistics

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Exploring data on the best pizza in the US

I am of Italian descent from the greater New York City area, so it should be no surprise that I love pizza. My interest was piqued when my niece Samantha recently posted a ranking of the “101 Best Pizzas in America," according to the Daily Meal® website, which conducted the […]

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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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Is your state really the best in college basketball?

As we roll up to another college basketball tournament, there is no shortage of rankings of teams and conferences to help avid fans fill out their brackets. A different kind of ranking that recently caught my eye was “Power Ranking the 50 US States by College Basketball Strength” by Kerry […]

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What-if analysis with JMP (no spreadsheets) -- Part 5

Last week, I showed how the Excel Add-In for JMP can bring more value to Excel spreadsheets for what-if analysis and optimization. Today, we’ll look at how using that same data from within JMP alone is more elegant. First, let’s look at the Excel spreadsheet from last week's post (see […]

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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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Strengths and weaknesses of spreadsheets -- Part 2

Last week, I shared some of the many stories about errors in Excel spreadsheets that led to misinformation and to a  path toward incorrect decisions. Today, we’ll explore why such errors can be potentially pervasive. The power of the spreadsheet has always been its interactive ease of use. It allows […]

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Why spreadsheets can lead to error -- Part 1

In 2010, esteemed Harvard professors Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff published the paper “Growth in a Time of Debt.” It soon became powerful supporting evidence for those who argued against growing government spending, even in times of needed economic stimulation. The paper looked at the debt levels of many different […]

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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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