Promoting interdisciplinary research at QPRC 2015

The Quality & Productivity Research Conference is about to take place in our backyard (so to speak) at the School of Textiles at North Carolina State University. And it includes a field trip to our front yard. The theme of the meeting is Creativity and Innovation for a Connected World. […]

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The QbD column: A QbD factorial experiment

A quick review of QbD The first blog post in this series described Quality by Design (QbD) in the pharmaceutical industry as  a systematic approach for developing drug products and drug manufacturing processes. Under QbD, statistically designed experiments are used to efficiently and effectively investigate how process and product factors […]

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Exploring hard drive test data

Which computer hard drives are most reliable? And how often should you replace a hard drive? Those are some of the questions I hope to answer in exploring and analyzing data about hard drive tests. A company called Backblaze, which offers online data backup services, generously makes this data available […]

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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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Results of our designed experiment: Tasty iced tea

In my previous post, I described an experiment that my wife and I conducted to find a method for making delicious iced tea with juice. The factors we looked at were these: Tea type: black tea or oolong Steep method: hot water vs. cold water Steep time: short (5 minutes […]

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Creating a better iced tea with design of experiments

My wife is a huge fan of tea – to the extent that our kitchen has two shelves dedicated to it. For a recent family gathering, she wanted to clear out some tea by making a large batch of iced tea (i.e., to allow more room in the cupboard to buy […]

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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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Discovery Summit Europe live blog: Bradley Jones and Peter Goos

On the second full day of Discovery Summit Europe,  Bradley Jones, JMP Principal Research Fellow, and Peter Goos, Professor of Technology at the University of Antwerp, deliver a keynote speech on design of experiments. View the live blog of this speech. See photos and tweets from the conference at jmp.com/live. […]

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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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Discovery Summit Europe live blog: John Sall and Chris Gotwalt

JMP creator John Sall, who is also SAS Co-Founder and EVP,  gives the opening keynote speech of Discovery Summit Europe 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Sall is joined by Chris Gotwalt, Director of Statistical R&D for JMP, in a speech titled "Addressing the Challenges of Data Variety." The speech marks the […]

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