Regression Analysis 101

Regression analysis is useful in statistics as it allows us to identify trends in the data. If you find yourself wondering if there is a correlation or relationship between variables, then regression analysis might be worth exploring. As it will help identify and quantify trends, as well as aid in future predictions. An overly simple…

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What’s an OLAP???

Introduction On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) uses a multidimensional approach to organize and analyze business data. By storing data in highly optimized structures, businesses can very quickly explore the data and uncover important insights that would otherwise remain hidden. As a result, OLAP enables companies to achieve key organizational goals, including wide-ranging business intelligence and analytics. OLAP & Business Intelligence To explain…

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SPSS Predictive Analytics – Projecting MLB Player Value

Baseball has always been a passion of mine since I was young. It is an analytical game, where numbers and matchups often rule the decisions on and off the baseball diamond. Professional baseball teams track and store enormous amounts of data. Each team having statisticians combing through mountains of data, in search of a needle…

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IBM Planning Analytics TurboIntegrator Debugger Tool is Now Available

Anyone who has ever worked in TM1, specifically a TurboIntegrator (TI) process, knows that trying to diagnose issues with a data loading process can be problematic. It is hard to know if the issue lies in the underlying data, or if there is something is wrong with the coding in the TI process. Many of us developers…

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The End of the Time Scale Debate

By Brady Marr Senior Director, TM1 Practice eCapital Advisors For as long as I have been working in cube-based (OLAP) software, there has been a long running debate about whether to build your cube with a single continuous time dimension, or rather to separate into a Month dimension and a Year dimension. To describe the…

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