Discovery Summit

11月 052016
 

bhutanGalit Shmueli, National Tsing Hua University’s Distinguished Professor of Service Science, will be visiting the SAS campus this month for an interview for an Analytically Speaking webcast.

Her research interests span a number of interesting topics, most notably her acclaimed research, To Explain or Predict, as well as noteworthy research on statistical strategy, bio-surveillance, online auctions, count data models, quality control and more.

In the Analytically Speaking interview, we’ll focus on her most interesting Explain or Predict work as well as her research on Information Quality and Behavioral Big Data, which was the basis of her plenary talk at the Stu Hunter conference earlier this year. I'll also ask about her books and teaching.

Galit has authored and co-authored many books, two of which — just out this year — include some JMP. First is Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications with JMP Pro, with co-authors, Peter C. Bruce, Nitin R. Patel, and Mia Stephens of JMP. This first edition release coincides with the third edition release of Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications with XLMiner, with the first two co-authors listed above. As Michael Rappa says so well in the foreword of the JMP Pro version of the book, “Learning analytics is ultimately about doing things to and with data to generate insights.  Mastering one's dexterity with powerful statistical tools is a necessary and critical step in the learning process.”

The second book is Information Quality: The Potential of Data and Analytics to Generate Knowledge, which Galit co-authored with Professor Ron S. Kenett, CEO and founder of KPA and research professor at the University of Turin in Italy (you may recognize Ron and KPA colleagues as guest bloggers on the JMP Blog on the topic of QbD). As David Hand notes in his foreword, the book explains that “the same data may be high quality for one purpose and low quality for another, and that the adequacy of an analysis depends on the data and the goal, as well as depending on other less obvious aspects, such as the accessibility, completeness, and confidentiality of the data.”

Both Ron and Galit will be plenary speakers at Discovery Summit Prague in March. You can download a chapter from their book, which discusses information quality support with JMP and features an add-in for Information Quality, both written by Ian Cox of JMP. You can see a short demo of JMP support for information quality during the Analytically Speaking webcast on Nov. 16.

Whether your analysis is seeking to explain some phenomena and/or to make useful predictions, you will want to hear Galit’s thoughtful perspective on the tensions between these two goals, as well as what Galit has to say on other topics up for discussion. Join us! If Nov. 16 doesn’t suit your schedule, you can always view the archived version when convenient.

tags: Analytically Speaking, Analytics, Books, Discovery Summit, Statistics

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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!

booksigning

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 282016
 

Discovery Summit 2016 wrapped up with an announcement of the top-rated papers and posters. The selection is based on the ratings attendees submitted in the conference app. After the last breakout presentations of the conference were finished, we exported the ratings data from the app and brought it into JMP (of course), where we ran an add-in that did the calculation.

We wanted to recognize the top conference content here in the JMP Blog and share it with the larger JMP community. So, below you will find the list with links to the top-rated content, which most of the presenters uploaded to the Discovery Summit 2016 site in the JMP User Community. Contributed papers are those by customers, while invited papers are those by SAS employees. For the first time ever, we gave awards for best student posters.

While you're at the Discovery Summit site, look around. In addition to paper and posters uploaded by presenters, you'll see full-length videos of some plenary and breakout sessions. Many presenters have shared their JMP files, in addition to their slides.

Congratulations to all!

Top 3 in Best Contributed Paper

Top 3: Best Invited Paper

Top 3: Best Poster

Best Student Posters

P.S. If you missed the conference and want a sense of what went on, visit our highlights page for photos, tweets and links to live blogs.

tags: Discovery Summit, JMP User Community

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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

View the live blog of this speech.

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

tags: Discovery Summit, Discovery Summit Keynote

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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?"

View the live blog of this speech.

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

tags: Discovery Summit, Discovery Summit Keynote

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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.

View the live blog of this speech.

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

tags: Discovery Summit, Discovery Summit Keynote

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9月 202016
 

Discovery Summit 2016 is about to begin, but if you are not able to join us in person, you can still get a sense of the conference.

You can see photos, read live blogs, follow along on Twitter and watch the live stream of the keynote speech by John Sall, SAS co-founder and Executive Vice President who is also the chief architect of JMP. His speech marks the launch of JMP 13, the newest version of JMP.

Here's what you need to know:

tags: Discovery Summit

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9月 012016
 

I’ve had the opportunity to hear The Improbability Principle author David Hand speak three times now, most recently at Discovery Summit Europe in Amsterdam. We are featuring this particular talk on Analytically Speaking, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. ET. As a child, Hand thought a scientist unearthed dinosaurs before lunch […]

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8月 302016
 

Most Discovery Summit attendees name the user-led breakout sessions as a top reason for attending the conference. There’s a lot of value in these talks, which showcase first-rate statistical techniques and novel applications of the software. Presenters will share real-world case studies about how they’ve used JMP to solve problems, […]

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8月 302016
 

Most Discovery Summit attendees name the user-led breakout sessions as a top reason for attending the conference. There’s a lot of value in these talks, which showcase first-rate statistical techniques and novel applications of the software. Presenters will share real-world case studies about how they’ve used JMP to solve problems, […]

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