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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Creating an OBDC Connection to DashDB

DashDB is IBM’s cloud database. In a similar space as MS Azure or Azure DW RDB services, DashDB additionally offers a query-ready portal, upload and support for text and JSON files, and removes the burden of DBA/maintenance activity of keeping the growing DB well-tuned. While using the text file loading interface is convenient for quick…

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Oracle Data Visualizer – Trend Lines and Forecasting

I was playing around in with Oracle’s Data Visualizer desktop tool recently and realized how simple it was to add trend lines and even a forecast onto a visualization. One of the questions I often get is , can reports add a trend line or a reference line. Depending on the tools that are being…

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Microstrategy: What’s New In 10.8

The newest feature release of Microstrategy, Microstrategy 10.8 delivers critical capabilities across enterprise analytics, enterprise mobility, embedded analytics and new features for MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy Web, MicroStrategy Mobile.   With this new release, R and the R Integration Pack are bundled and installed with MicroStrategy Server making it easier to leverage machine learning capabilities, AI…

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Self-Service Dashboards in IBM Planning Analytics

By John Leahy Creating a dashboard in IBM Planning Analytics is designed to be easy enough for casual users to build their own dashboards and share them with other users. Dashboards can be created by clicking on the “New” button in the center of the workspace. Then the user can create a new book from…

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