Tag: Academic

Building add-ins for classes and textbooks

Note: This blog post is contributed by Alex Spancake, who was the JMP Academic Team's summer intern. Mia Stephens worked with Alex on this project. During my summer internship with the JMP Academic Team, I developed a number of textbook add-ins, which package data sets and other teaching resources into

Celebrating Statisticians: John W. Tukey

“Statistics is a science in my opinion, and it is no more a branch of mathematics than are physics, chemistry and economics;  for if its methods fail the test of experience – not the test of logic – they are discarded.”  - John Wilder Tukey “Box plot,” “stem and leaf plot,”

JMP add-in for statistical dot plots

JMP has a rather straightforward distribution analysis using histograms accompanied with various statistics such as mean, standard deviation and the quantiles. But if you care about gaps in your data, whether small or large, histograms might not be your best bet. Another basic statistical tool, the dot plot, can reveal

JSM is around the corner

It’s almost time for JSM again, which is always one of my favorite times of year! The JMP team is having another big year at JSM with 10 presentations, panel discussions and poster sessions, not to mention the second annual JSM JMP Mixer. Last year’s JMP Mixer in San Diego

AP statistics...learning to solve real-world problems

Chris Olsen, AP Statistics pioneer and author, will lead a workshop at the SAS office in Boston on July 15 and 16. The workshop focuses on developing computing skills that will enable the use of statistical software in the AP Statistics course. To give educators a sense of what they

Time to move from SPSS to JMP

Jason Brinkley, an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at East Carolina University, recently recorded a set of videos for JMP titled "Moving from SPSS to JMP," which address the differences between the two software packages. After taping, Jason answered some questions that dig a little deeper into these differences. What differences

JMP data modeling challenge launched by ENBIS

ENBIS, the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics, has launched the next JMP Challenge sponsored by JMP. You have until June 15 to submit your solution showing how to turn data into practical value. The ENBIS Challenge by JMP is a yearly activity aimed at promoting sound practices of

Making change happen in teaching statistics

Educators from around the world will gather this week at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Research Triangle, NC, to attend this year’s US Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS), May 16-18. They will hear from thought leaders and practitioners such as Xiao-Li Meng, Dean of Harvard University's Graduate

Young researchers set to take Phoenix by storm

From May 12-17, 2013, more than 1,500 high school students from over 70 countries will compete in the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona. The world's largest pre-college science and engineering competition,  the fair hosts the brightest and most talented young researchers in science, engineering

Two truths and a lie about Dick De Veaux

Which of the following statements about our next featured guest for Analytically Speaking is NOT true? First, let me help you in revealing that we are very fortunate to be joined on April 18 by Dick De Veaux, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Williams College (and expert in applied statistics).

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