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December 2012 Blog Posts (16)

Hey, I didn't know that ARIMA models could do that

You were taught and told through books, teachers, websites and your software that your AR model coefficient can't be outside the -1…


Added by tom reilly on December 28, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

Old SQL, New SQL, NoSQL - Making Sense of the Five Major Classes of Database Technology

This link will take you to a great YouTube Video on the 5 classes of databases and the differences in the major players in the NoSQL market.

The Database Revolution

And here are some conclusions I took away from the presentation.

Mike Bowers, Principal Engineer at the Church of Jesus Christ of…


Added by Tony Agresta on December 27, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Big Data Technology, Trends & Success

I wanted to share this link with members on Analytic Bridge - it represents a series of articles, insights and conclusions drawn about Big Data Technology, Trends and Success:

Here's a comment I posted about the Article entitled "The Role of the Data Scientist in Big Data" from Tech Republic. There are others on the page.    "As…


Added by Tony Agresta on December 26, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

How journalists are using data

We call it data driven journalism (DDJ) nowadays, and we used to call it computer assisted reporting. Did only the name change or has there been a more profound change in this set of skills and methods?

I talk a bit about this in the data journalism chapter of the Online Journalism Handbook. I think it’s a qualitative and…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 21, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Assessing ability to "sight-read" data; EDA

If you've ever learned to play an instrument, at some point an instructor will give you a sheet of music that you've never seen before and ask you to play it.  It is a very objective way to assess one's skill level and the act of playing unseen music is called sight reading.

Wikipedia on Sight Reading

I've often wanted to use this technique to quantify a candidate's ability to analyze data.  We…


Added by John Wallace on December 20, 2012 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

What Question Should I Ask? The Case Against Search for Big Data Analytics

When it comes to Big Data, one of the largest data sets in the world is the Internet. Thanks to Google, the Internet is essentially indexed as though it were a massive database. Consequently, the world’s 1.9 billion Internet users are conditioned to search, relying on Google or other search engines to find the answers they are looking for. The problem with the Google approach to Big Data is: What if you don’t know what question to ask?

That is the real challenge [and…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on December 20, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Does your SAS code know what time it is? It’s %NOW

Written By Quentin McMullen

In 1986 the Beastie Boys released their classic debut album, License to Ill, and the last track posed a question: “What’s the time?”  The Beasties answered with an anthem, “It’s time to get ill.”  I think Peter Crawford, SAS programmer extraordinaire, would have answered more simply.  What time is it?  It’s %now.

%Now – a Timestamp Macro

%Now generates a timestamp.   It’s a simple SAS macro, but despite its simplicity, it…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on December 20, 2012 at 4:22am — No Comments

Data modeler that reads financial statements - the next frontier for Predictive Analytics

I was recently invited to join a conference related to predictive ananlytics. I oddly find that I am one of the few people that will speak about predictive modeling in the B2B market. If ever there is any development needed in our field - predictive modeling's application in the wholesale/ Business to business market is the key. Think about the following: The data we have is boardly categorized into: client's data and your firm's or other firms' transaction /web browsing data.

To me,…


Added by Jeffrey Ng on December 20, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Put all Your Code in an Elephant Trunk!

Last week while searching for a code snippet through several folders of information, I realized that the code was still on my old computer ... ugh! One of my weekend projects was to organize my code examples somewhere -  I'm going to try Evernote, which I have been using to organize other items. Evernote uses an elephant for it's mascot - because elephants never forget. That's what I need!

Easy to Organize and Find Code…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on December 17, 2012 at 4:34am — No Comments

Modeling and visualization of networks for Marketing purpose

A Social Network is a theoretical construction useful in the social sciences to study social relationships.


Social network analysis refers to methods used to analyze social networks, social structures made up of individuals or organizations, which are connected by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, common interest, financial exchange, or relationships of beliefs, etc.…


Facing this new domain I have make a personal…


Added by Michel Bruley on December 17, 2012 at 3:05am — No Comments

Bigger Than Big Data? Mobile User Expectations

How big data is shaping mobile user expectations


By Jeff Hasen

Hipcricket Chief Marketing Officer, Thought Leader (ART+DATA) Institute and author of Mobilized Marketing: Driving Sales, Engagement, and Loyalty…


Added by Zach Piester on December 13, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

Why HR analytics is so behind?

It has been very busy these days as I am also involved generating the performance report of individual bankers for the region- by program- one by one! It is true that our business intelligence has the authority and technology to report out business hence naturally showing them by individual sales for appraisal purpose.

Convincing HR to do this work is like asking social workers to do actuarial works. One is more humane and in depth about someone, another involves more calculation and… Continue

Added by Jeffrey Ng on December 6, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments

International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence

Dear friends,

Greetings of the day!

I am happy to inform you that I am launching a new journal entitled "International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence" along with Publishing India group. 

You can browse through the home page of the journal at 

The journal aims to incorporate both the practitioners’ and the…


Added by Dr. Tuhin Chattopadhyay on December 4, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is there any instrument for measuring uniqueness of a product?

Dear all,

hii .. I want to know there is any instrument for measuring uniqueness of a product.

Added by Anson jose on December 3, 2012 at 3:03am — No Comments

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