simpson's paradox

Simpson’s Paradox – When Two Down Trends Make an Up Trend

In the last post on linear regression, I showed how the reassurance we might get from a nice, neatly sloping line, can often be...
linear regression

Linear Regression – Blinded by Science

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not...
credit scoring

Credit Scoring – A Machine Learning Tutorial

There are many supervised algorithms that can be used to train a classifier. The problem is that it is hard to say which one...
GoodData Business Driven Analytics

GoodData Business Driven Analytics

Here’s the bottom line with business analytics. Your business needs better decision making at operational, tactical and strategic levels. Business analytics can transform the...

Visual Analytics – Just a Dumb User Interface

Is visual analytics the final victory of form over content? For sure the business world has fallen in love with pretty graphics and reassuring...
tableau

Tableau 2017 – Deeper and Faster

Tableau has become the most widely used visual analytics platform thanks to its relentless focus on the visual paradigm, excellent sales and marketing, and...

Key Strategies for Profitable Business Analytics

Business analytics serve only one purpose - that of helping people make better decisions. These decisions might occur at the level of transactions, tactical...
Business Analytics

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2017

Microsoft has announced the next incarnation of SQL Server, namely SQL Server 2017. It is heralded as the first RDBMS with built-in AI and...
Business Analytics

Why You Will Never Know if Business Analytics is Profitable

This is a long article. A PDF can be downloaded here. Analytics in itself is not of course profitable, it's a cost. However converting analysis...
Machine Learning as a Service

20+ Machine Learning as a Service Platforms

Machine learning as a service offers the distinct advantage of scalable machine resources as and when they are needed. The platforms listed below vary in...