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Statistical Analysis Software Survey: The joys and perils of statistics

    Statistical Analysis Software Survey: The joys and perils of statistics

We were repeatedly reminded several times last year that variability can confound statistical predictions and unlikely events do occur. Upsets in sports and politics are always news, since having the underdog beat the “sure thing” is surprising and noteworthy. What is exciting in sports is unexpected in politics, since we expect our predictions to do better when the business is serious.

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Statistical Software Survey: Power to the people

March/April 2015 Survey of popular analytical software includes wide range of tools. By James J. Swain Statistics has been with us since the dawn of time. We have clay tablets

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Nate Silver keynotes JMP conference

Nate Silver, author of “The Signal and the Noise” and founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, will discuss using data to make predictions and decisions at Discovery Summit 2013. The annual analytics conference, hosted by the JMP business unit of SAS, convenes Sept. 9-12 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

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Software Survey: Statistical software in the Age of the Geek

March/April 2013 By James J. Swain We are witnessing the emergence of a data-rich culture that has been made possible by intelligent devices, online commerce, social networks and scientific sensors

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Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


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What you like in a CEO candidate may not deliver results

Attributes that often get someone hired as CEO may not be the ones that drive success once they are at the helm of the company. That’s one of many provocative insights in a study by consulting firm ghSMART. The study, recently featured in Harvard Business Review, identifies characteristics that differentiate the most effective leaders. Read more →

Paying for online reviews backfires among socially influential

Online user reviews have become an essential tool for consumers who increasingly rely on them to evaluate products and services before purchase. The business models of online review platforms such as Yelp and TripAdvisor and e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Expedia critically depend on them. Should such sites pay users to encourage them to write reviews? Read more →

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