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Data on the Edge: Handling Outliers

Before we tackle how to handle them, let’s quickly define what an outlier is.  An outlier is any data point that is distinctly different from the rest of your data points. When you’re looking at a variable that is relatively normally distributed, you can think of...

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Facebook, Data Science and Valentine’s Day

Today is February 14th, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, depending on where you are in the world.  In some places it's a holiday.  The day was first associated with romantic connotations thanks to Chaucer's poetry in the 14th century....

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Detection and Correction: Data Prep Pitfalls

Big Data is the talk of the town these days, but it seems at this point we aren’t nearly as concerned with Clean Data.  According to David Kirkpatrick, founder of Techonomy, we create as much information in two days as we did from the dawn of man through 2003. How...

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Detection and Correction: Four Ways to Find Data Errors

Errors are the norm, not the exception, when working with data. By now, you’ve probably heard the statistic that 88% of spreadsheets contain errors. Since we cannot safely assume that any of the data we work with is error-free, our mission should be to find and tackle...

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Why Law Schools Should Consider Predictive Modeling

It’s no secret that the law school environment has gone through some dramatic changes in the past few years. For me, this realization came while helping one of our law school customers with a predictive model they were building. No matter which way we sliced their...

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Defining Rapid Insight

We are often asked by people what makes Rapid Insight different- both as a company and also how our products are different.  To answer that question, we're reposting this interview with Rapid Insight CEO, Mike Laracy, who talks about what drove him to start the...

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NULL: When Missing Data is Valuable

In statistics, missing values generally fall into one of two categories: those values that are missing at random, and those values that are not missing at random. For this article, we’re focusing on the second case. Sometimes a new variable marking when a variable is...

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Rapid Insight Announces 70 New Customers in 2013

Organizations range from universities and community colleges to health care and financial institutions Conway, NH December 19, 2013 –Rapid Insight, the market leader in easy-to-use business intelligence and predictive analytics software, announced today that they have...

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November #DataTalk™ Recap – Join the Conversation

November’s #DataTalk™ focused on real stories of how people brought predictive modeling within their organization. Watch an On Demand Video here As with our previous #DataTalks, the panelists were asked a series of questions and then they each discussed their answers....

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