Cognos Analytics 11- Baseball Optimum Launch Angle

The Art of the Swing In 2015 the MLB started a stat tracking system called statcast. Statcast is a high-speed, high-accuracy, automated tool developed to analyze player movements and athletic abilities. If you are a baseball fan and have not looked at Statcast, I recommend that you do. The data being captured is impressive. Among the…

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Puzzling Essbase Data Load Rule Error

Have you ever noticed times when the error messages you receive in EAS just don’t seem to make sense?  Sometimes the Oracle Essbase Administration Services (EAS) console throws an error, but does not present additional context in the error message that will help you identify the issue.  Well, I have just run across another one…

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CA: Optimize Content Store Through External Object Stores

Maximize Content Store Optimization Through External Object Stores Cognos content stores are getting larger and larger.  The content store is a database that contains the global settings, configurations, content and connections; this includes saved output.  Due to the advent of data sets in Cognos 10.x and Uploaded files in CA 11.0, consequently, Cognos content stores…

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The Value of Visualization

The notion of data visualization has been around for years. Visualization provides a means by which you can gain insight into your data. For some, visualization can be a report that appears in their email inbox or on a web page. For others, it could be a grid of numbers with a chart in Excel. The key is…

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SPSS Modeler – How to Interpret a Gains Chart

Located in the Graphs pallet you will see a node called Evaluation. Evaluation nodes compare your predictive model against a baseline, (the expected response for the entire sample if no model were not used at all. Also known as an “at-chance” model) and a perfect prediction model (a model that has no errors when making…

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