R – Finding Mispriced Diamonds

In this post, I will be going over a simple example on how to use R to find insights using the diamonds dataset that comes with R. The Dataset: There are three columns within this modified dataset, carat (weight), clarity, and price. Here is a sample of the dataset and the clarity value explanations:  …

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Scheduling a Command in Linux – Crontab

If you have worked with Linux, you have probably encountered some process or job that you would like to schedule to be run at a certain time. In this post I will discuss a method of scheduling using crontab. About Crontab Crontab is found in Unix-like operating systems that is used to schedule commands to…

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Cognos Analytics: Apply a Theme to Existing Reports

Apply Report Themes to Existing Reports To many companies, corporate identity is worth  as much as the good and/or service they provide.  In 2016, the Association of National Advertisers estimated that almost $600 Billion would be spend on brand activation.  This is a significant  investment into brand recognition.  With the advancements in Cognos Analytics report development,…

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Creating a Decision Tree Analysis using SPSS Modeler

SPSS Modeler is a statistical analysis software used for data analysis, data mining and forecasting. Statistical analysis allows us to use a sample of data to make predictions about a larger population. Creating predictive models utilizing the information currently at your fingertips to predict what decisions will impact your future success. Predictive analytics is hugely…

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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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