Discovery Summit Keynote

10月 052016
 

iconPopular xkcd comic and author, Randall Munroe, delivered a fantastic closing plenary, Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, at JMP Discovery Summit last month. Based on his very popular second book, Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, it was hugely entertaining, and we are sharing it as this month’s episode of our web series Analytically Speaking.

Because Randall’s talk was followed by the book signing for his newest book, many didn’t submit feedback on his talk in the JMP Discovery Summit app (probably so they could quickly get in line for the book). I took the comments submitted and used the new Text Explorer platform in JMP 13 to show you the very positive terms from the comments and how the powerful regex handles all those enthusiastic exclamation points!!!!

Below left, you see the most popular terms and phrases listed. And at right, you can see the regular expression editor with default tokenizing options highlighted in different colors under the Word Separator List. These settings can be further customized, but for this simple example, we see that Randall Munroe (using simple words) evoked very positive and enthusiastic comments. For more on text exploration, check out these previous posts.

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The "Bang!!! cleaner" nicely handles a sequence of exclamation points for this text exploration.

During the book signing, Randall asked what JMP users do at their organizations. Upon hearing a few answers about some of the “complicated stuff“ JMP users do, he actually flipped to a place in his book where he “explained” what they did!

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Many attendees were looking forward to Randall's talk and book signing, and had planned ahead by bringing copies of his other books to be autographed.

At the close of his talk, I tweeted, “Awesome keynote by Randall Munroe @ #jmpDiscoverySummit. His curiosity is contagious.” We hope you will tune in Oct. 12 for some entertaining thing-explaining! Or, you can watch the archive along with other episodes of Analytically Speaking.

tags: Analytically Speaking, Discovery Summit, Discovery Summit Keynote, Text Analysis, Text Explorer

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9月 232016
 
Simple comic drawing of Randall Munroe

Randall Munroe explains "Complicated Stuff in Simple Words" at Discovery Summit 2016.

Randall Munroe of the popular webcomic xkcd takes the stage at Discovery Summit today. He will discuss "Complicated Stuff in Simple Words" in his keynote.

The author of the science question-and-answer blog What If, Munroe was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and grew up outside Richmond, Virginia. After studying physics at Christopher Newport University, he got a job building robots at NASA Langley Research Center. In 2006, he left NASA to draw comics on the Internet full time, supporting himself through the sale of xkcd t-shirts, prints, posters and books

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See photos and tweets from the conference at jmp.com/live

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9月 222016
 
Chris Nachtsheim

Chris Nachtsheim gives a keynote speech "DOE: Is the Future Optimal" at Discovery Summit 2016 on Sept. 22.

Christopher Nachtsheim is the Frank A. Donaldson Chair of Operations Management in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Nachtsheim's teaching and research interests center on the optimal design of industrial experiments, regression and predictive analytics and quality management.

He has co-written several related books, most notably Applied Linear Statistical Models and Applied Linear Regression Models. Nachtsheim has also published over 70 articles in the statistics literature and currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Quality Technology.

His keynote speech at Discovery Summit 2016 is titled "DOE: Is the Future Optimal?"

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9月 212016
 
Tom Lange

Tom Lange delivers a keynote speech at JMP Discovery Summit on Sept. 21.

Tom Lange is a 37-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he founded and directed the modeling and simulation (M&S) group. His M&S team led efforts in consumer modeling, computational chemistry and biology, computer-aided engineering, and production system throughput and reliability.

Over the course of his career, Lange contributed to such projects as the improvement of peanut butter production systems, the development and expansion of a chocolate chip cookie brand, and the quality and reliability of baby diapers.

He now spends his professional time consulting with small and medium enterprises on ways to improve their competitive edge with the latest computer-based modeling and simulation tools.

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6月 032016
 

In a world filled with jargon, it’s refreshing to hear from a subject-matter expert who can communicate in a direct and uncomplicated fashion – so that even a layperson would understand. You could say this is Randall Munroe’s mission. Munroe is masterful at using math, science and comics to make […]

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3月 172016
 

Richard Wiseman is the Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He delivers a keynote speech at Discovery Summit Europe 2016 in Amsterdam titled "The Luck Factor." Based on his book of the same name, Wiseman's speech outlines the principles of good luck: maximising chance […]

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3月 172016
 

Arizona State University professor Doug Montgomery gives a keynote speech at Discovery Summit Europe 2016 in Amsterdam titled "The Flight of the Phoenix." Montgomery, a professor of engineering and statistics, discusses the reasons that some people had believed that design of experiments was no longer of interest -- as well […]

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3月 162016
 

David J. Hand is Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London. His speech at Discovery Summit Europe 2016 in Amsterdam this morning is titled, "Playing in Everyone's Backyard." The speech title is a reference to John Tukey's famous statement: “The best thing about statistics is […]

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3月 162016
 

SAS co-founder and JMP creator John Sall gives a keynote speech at Discovery Summit Europe 2016 in Amsterdam titled "The Design of JMP." Sall says, "JMP was created in response to various forces, situations and opportunities. It evolved to address needs in unique ways. It got very good in certain […]

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2月 182016
 

The Improbability Principle author David J. Hand will address Discovery Summit Europe attendees on March 16 in Amsterdam. Here’s a preview of his keynote talk: The world relies increasingly on data and statistics. Statistics serves as a bridge between the silos of science, it underlies the successes of commerce, and […]

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