We have started writing a new book: Data Mining with the Naked Eye
. We show that well chosen graphs combined with human brain interpretation is powerful to help with business decisions. We also show that simple but smart reporting, careful metric and data selection, when combined with appropriate visuals, provide higher efficiency than sophisticated statistical models. This is true even with the largest data sets, when data is seen through the eyes of a sharp data miner with a strong… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 12, 2008 at 12:36am —
REvolution Computing, the leading commercial provider of software and support for the open source statistical computing language, "R," will sponsor and co-host a conference and workshop about using statistical computing with R in finance, Computational Finance with R, at Columbia University on Thursday, December 4, 2008.
The conference will bring together academics and practitioners in computational finance to showcase the efficacy of statistical computing with R in many areas of… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on November 10, 2008 at 3:30am —
How are low-cost airlines faring in India today? "Low-cost" airlines? Doesn't that sound like an oxymoron? Yes it is, indeed. Low cost airlines are practically non-existent nowadays. It's been five years since the launch of so-called low cost airlines but today it is literally bleeding to death. Darwinism has propelled the airlines to its next stage in evolution. Value carrier is the in-thing now.
Go-Air, which was till recently, a low-cost carrier offering fares in the range… Continue
Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on November 7, 2008 at 11:00pm —
→ Who Are We?
FRIENDLY CONSULTANTS, Inc. is leading IT consulting firm, with offices in New Jersey and India. We are currently looking for CONTRACT employees to work with us, we hire the best talent in the software industry and we have Direct Client and Preferred Vendor Placements. We have an excellent Client-base, where we have constant need for IT Consultants in all leading technologies.
FCI is a Premier Human Resource and… Continue
Added by William on November 7, 2008 at 8:00am —
The title at first glance might beg the question "What does Alexander have to do with Business Intelligence?", which is quite a natural reaction. But what is unnatural and invisible to many is the perspicacity that one can derive from the wisdom of Alexander to solve problems, not necessarily problems in BI implementation alone, but any problem for that matter.
The discussion here, though, shall be focused on the application of leadership process of Alexander to successful management… Continue
Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on November 7, 2008 at 3:49am —
Hi everyone- I am helping to promote a free, open-to-everyone webinar that Coremetrics is cohosting with the AMA. It is being held on Tuesday, November 18th. The full subject is "How to Win in a Web 2.0 World with Web Analytics - Keys for Metrics-Driven Success"
If this subject interests you, you can sign up for the webinar at http://tinyurl.com/4uz4ef
If you are seeing this and the date for the webinar has passed, or if you simply want more information on the… Continue
Added by Jennifer Day on November 6, 2008 at 2:31pm —
A couple companies ago, one of my mentors -- Jack Olson, author of Data Quality -- taught us team leaders to follow a formula for sizing software development groups. Of course this is simply a guidance, but it makes sense:
9:3:1 for dev/test/doc
In other words, a 3:1 ratio of developers to testers, and then a 9:1 ratio of developers to technical writers. Also figure in how a group that size (13) needs a manager/architect and some project management.
On the… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 3, 2008 at 1:00pm —
October 22, 2008
Banks Mine Data and Pitch to Troubled Borrowers
By BRAD STONE
Brenda Jerez hardly seems like the kind of person lenders would fight over.
Three years ago, she became ill with cancer and ran up $50,000 on her credit cards after she was forced to leave her accounting job. She filed for bankruptcy protection last year.
For months after she emerged from insolvency last fall, 6 to 10 new credit card and auto loan offers arrived… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on October 28, 2008 at 6:33pm —
I had a chance to participate an eye opener (at least for me) event, Affecto's Business Intelligence Forum 2008. In my mind, there's no question about it whether the web analytics is business intelligence or not. I don't see any reason why these two fields should be developed separately in the future. Read more about web analytics is business intelligence...
Added by Petri Mertanen on October 19, 2008 at 5:15am —
Last week I attended the Microsoft BI Conference. I learned about project Gemini. This project will allow analytics power users in companies to use Excel to do powerful analytics, while simultaneously allowing collaboration among all stakeholders using PerformancePoint. It allows Excel to load over 100 million rows (and about 6 columns) in just a few seconds and then create interactive pivot tables. They are still working on calculations but the demonstration was powerful. If you see Ted… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on October 14, 2008 at 2:54pm —
I am working on a paper right now where meta-analysis is a key element. Here is an excerpt from the methods section. The equations didnt copy so I used some short hand notation instead.
The goal is to estimate the reporting rate (p^) of electronic tags using success/failure as reported in 53 journal articles as data.
We analyzed the PSAT reporting rates using re-sampling methods (Efron 1979, 1988; Efron and Tibshirani, 1986; Manly, 2001; Gurevitch and Hedges, 1999). We… Continue
Added by J. Liddle on October 14, 2008 at 10:54am —
Qualitative data analysis
intrigues me. Mining the internet
and the deepnet
for intelligence on critical issues is the holy grail of competitive intelligence, and other forms of intelligence analysis. Traditionally, an intelligence analyst (humint
) is required for serious research.… Continue
Added by Eric on October 11, 2008 at 6:27pm —
Starting a career search is a process. It should be a short one. But with the economy at some strange turn, there are more job seekers. Competition seems higher.
Dating-to-marriage a lot more complicated than the many claims that I've heard. And not being a married woman, I have no other choice but to be career-orient. The career-hunt has become more challenging.
Since graduation from Nyack College, I hired two (2) agencies for assistance (The Barrett Group and Global… Continue
Added by Alicia Seecharan on October 7, 2008 at 12:00am —
Breakfast is the first meal of the day for the majorities around the globe. I have read studies that prove eating breakfast assists in a higher performance at school and/or work. It fills your body with fuel to get through the day successfully. And it's been proven that breakfast fuel keeps people thinner. Breakfast is a body regulator that allows the metabolism to properly function.
And guess what else?
Even if I'm not prepared to sit down and eat breakfast, I'll take it… Continue
Added by Alicia Seecharan on October 3, 2008 at 12:30am —
Top 5 Proven Ways
1) Cuddle a pet (or a stuffed animal)
2) Fly a kite (or just get some exercise intoxicated by Mother Nature)
3) Listen to music (and get in to it)
4) Plan time to read (or watch a movie)
5) Get into an Arts & Crafts project (or home renovation)
Added by Alicia Seecharan on September 29, 2008 at 11:00pm —
"The test of pleasure is the memory it leaves behind."
--- Jean Paul Richter.
1/2 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1/3 cup orange juice
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
Place in a Martini Mixer with lots of ice. Then...cover, shake, shake, shake and serve.
Added by Alicia Seecharan on September 24, 2008 at 12:30am —
I'm looking for statistician with experience in clinical trials to work on a contract in TX. I also have several other permanent job openings in CT, IL, KC, NC, NJ and PA. All inquiries are completely confidential.
Added by Hannah Carmichael on September 22, 2008 at 9:23am —
Added by Eric on September 21, 2008 at 5:00am —
What prompted you take a career in science, and what has been the reason you stuck to it, and been a sucess in it
I was doing mathematics for fun at a very young age when my friends were interested in sports, cars and movies. When I finished my master, I was approached by one of the professors to pursue a PhD program. It was in statistics (image analysis, bayesian clustering), and I thought that choosing statistics rather than number theory or numerical analysis would increase… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on September 3, 2008 at 11:37am —
Sample Size Determination
Three lessons in three weeks. 12 September to 3 October 2008. Cost $299 or $249 if you register before 30 August. Students, faculty and research workers at academic institutions are eligible for a further $50 discount.
Introduction to R.
Three lessons in three weeks. 12 September to 3 October 2008. R has more functions than any other statistics… Continue
Added by dorothy middleton on August 25, 2008 at 9:07am —