Posts Tagged ‘ analytics ’

The one piece of advice everyone in analytics needs to hear

August 28, 2015
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I was recently asked why I would recommend my new class, Explaining Analytics to Decision Makers:  Insights to Action.  The answer goes back to some great advice, a lunch of eggplant parmesan and in another more twisted way, to what was ironically affectionately known as the “bomb plant.” Early in

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How is electricity generated in your state?

August 21, 2015
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I recently saw an article on washingtonpost.com showing what methods are used to generate electricity in each state. The data was interesting enough that I decided to try my hand at graphing and mapping it with our SAS software. Read along to see what I kept the same, and what

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What areas do venture capitalists invest in medical research?

August 18, 2015
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The Wall Street Journal recently published a study of the top 17 medical areas (or body parts) that venture capitalist investments are likely to benefit. They used graphs to summarize the results, but "the graph guy" in me just couldn't resist trying to improve them. Did my improvements help? -

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Hadoop releases – here’s the timeline graph!

August 12, 2015
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There's a lot of buzz about Hadoop these days. I started checking into it, and there seemed to be a gazillion releases. So, being The Graph Guy, I decided to create a graph to make it a little easier to digest! During my search for Hadoop information, I found the

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The world’s most valuable sports teams

August 11, 2015
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There's big money in professional sports these days - we're talking billions of dollars! Do you know which teams are the most valuable? The graphs in this blog will show you... I recently saw a bar chart on dadaviz.com showing the world's most valuable sports teams. It was the right kind

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Marriage and divorce in the US: What do the numbers say?

August 4, 2015
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I've heard lots of people quote statistics about marriage & divorce, but the experts don't always agree on what the data means. So I decided to run the data through a SAS graphical analysis, and see what the numbers say ... Before we get into the numbers though, let's have a

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Creating a better graph to show trade deficit

August 3, 2015
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I recently saw a cool graph showing the US import/export trade deficit. But after studying it a bit, I realized I was perceiving it wrong. Follow along in this blog, to find out what the problem was, and how I redesigned the graph to avoid it. I was looking through dadaviz.com

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Map of US domestic cannabis eradication

July 31, 2015
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In my quest for interesting data to graph, I found some Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) data on US domestic cannabis eradication. Does the data say anything interesting? Read on to find out! ... While doing some searches for other data, I happened across a table on the DEA website titled

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