A case study analyzing and visualizing ethanol fuel data

People have been producing ethanol for about 9000 years[i]. Ethanol is made using a fermentation process. The fermentation process converts sugars into ethanol using yeast. For most of history, the ethanol produced was for consumption purposes. In the last 35 years, there has been an increase in ethanol fuel use[ii]. [...]

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Why are some dogs adopted faster than others?

Here at JMP, we love pets. So we were thrilled to hear that a young scientist used our software to explore data about pet adoptions from local animal shelters. The project is adorably titled "Furever Friends." How young is this scientist? She is 10 years old, and her name is [...]

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What statistical details do you want documented?

The documentation for JMP must meet the needs of JMP users with a diverse set of backgrounds. The needs of one group of users can differ markedly from the needs of another group. For instance, some users report that there is too much statistical jargon in the documentation, while others [...]

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How late is this year's Chinese New Year?

This year, Chinese New Year arrives on Feb. 19. From what I can remember, this is quite late. But how late is it exactly? I was curious to find out, so I turned to the Internet and found a website that has collected Chinese New Year information since 1900. I [...]

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An interactive cardioid for Valentine's Day

JMP developer Craige Hales created the very cool graphic you see here. It's a cardioid, which Wikipedia tells us is a shape made by rolling one circle around a stationary circle and tracing one point on the perimeter of the rolling circle. Its name comes from the Greek word for [...]

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Top 10 posts of 2014

It's time to revisit the top blog posts of last year. Quite a few of the top posts were about using JMP to analyze and visualize data relating to real-world questions: How am I doing with my diet and fitness? What kinds of music and which artists dominate my Apple® iTunes library? What's the best method [...]

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John Sall named AAAS Fellow for contributions to statistical sciences, software

John Sall, SAS co-founder and Executive Vice President, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Sall was elected “for distinguished and visionary contributions to statistical sciences and software development, having the greatest impact on businesses, education, engineering [...]

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A simple designed experiment with multimillion-dollar results

On Saturday (or Sept. 34), we marked the 25th birthday of JMP, a product I have been using since version 2. Until 2006, I was a JMP customer, even attending the first Discovery Summit conference for JMP users back in 1996. This birthday has made me nostalgic, and I wanted [...]

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Statistical discovery with JMP at the 25-year point

For you, today is Oct. 4. At JMP, we call it Sept. 34. We had been determined to release the first version of JMP by the end of the third quarter of 1989. But, as it turned out, we needed a few extra days to make our own deadline. So [...]

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My 4 little-known favorites for the JMP data table

If you work with JMP, then one of your primary points of contact is through the JMP data table. The data table is exceedingly rich in functionality in order to accommodate all different kinds of data and applications. My work with JMP as a software tester requires me to try many different data sources with [...]

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