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September 2013 Blog Posts (25)

Predictive Analytics for CATS

The Comprehensive Analysis of Time Series (CATS) is an increasingly important use case in the field of Big Data analytics.  Cat videos on the Internet notwithstanding, the prevalence of time series is perhaps even more universally ubiquitous in big data applications: customer purchase histories, web click logs, social events, human behaviors, speech patterns, weather reports, climate science, numerical simulation science, spread of infectious diseases, market…

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Added by Kirk Borne on September 6, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 5, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Crime Prediction - Predictive Modeling in Law Enforcement

No predictive model is going to be 100% accurate unless by chance.  The nature of predictive modeling is to learn from the past and see into the future.  Essentially, predictive modeling is just modeling.  Think about why we use statistical models - so we can fit the data into a pattern of behavior and anticipate future results.  It's all about how you use and interpret this model.

 

Crime analysts may use a tool similar to the following example on a robbery…

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Added by Nicole on September 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Conditional Formatting in Excel – Highest Number in Each Row

Conditionally formatting each row individually is an issue that I struggled with for some time and finally found an answer.  I have a table that lists 28 different activities by day of the week.  On the report I need to highlight the day with the highest count per activity.

The solution is to essentially conditionally format each row to highlight the highest number.  But who wants to take time formatting 28 rows?  Plus, there are several other cities to analyze.  So it’s…

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Added by Nicole on September 5, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments

BI vs. Big Data vs. Data Analytics By Example

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I know that not everyone will agree with my definition of Business Intelligence, but my objective is to simplify things; there is enough confusion out there. Besides, who is the authority on a terminology that its traditional frame of reference is outdated and doesn't cover the entire…

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Added by Fari Payandeh on September 3, 2013 at 7:43pm — No Comments

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