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How to Interpret a Decile Analysis

After building a predictive model, there are several ways to determine how well the model is describing your data. One visual way to get an idea of how well a model is fitting your data is by taking a look at the decile analysis. Here we’ll take a look at what the...

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Valuing Analytics & Predictive Modeling in Higher Ed

As promised, here is part two of my interview with Mike Laracy, Founder, President, and CEO  of Rapid Insight. Mike's 20+ years of data analytics & predictive modeling experience have provided him with many insights. Here's Mike on becoming more data-driven in higher...

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Defining Rapid Insight

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Laracy, President and CEO of Rapid Insight to ask him a few questions about analytics in higher education, predictive modeling, and Rapid Insight. I’ll be posting the interview as a two part series here on the blog...

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Thoughts from a Registrar

Dan Wilson, Registrar at Muskingum University, recently talked with us  about some of the reports he's been working on, how he's using Veera, and his upcoming webinar. CG - What types of reports are usually on your plate? DW - Some of the reports I'll be talking about...

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Customer Tips: Roundup Edition

Here are a few extra tips for a roundup edition of our Customer Tips series to get your new year off to a good start! Sometimes it's helpful in an analysis to recode variables, like recoding a binary variable for retention to a binary variable for attrition. - Jean...

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Rapid Insight’s Holiday Wishlist

   As the holiday season is in full swing, we at Rapid Insight have taken the opportunity to put together a wishlist of things we’d like to see more of in the future. We’re envisioning a world where… …there are no hidden network firewalls – and no need for them.  –...

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Thoughts from a Reporting Wiz

Scott Alessandro of the MIT Sloan School of Management is a lover of ad-hoc reporting and coffee ice cream.  In anticipation of his webinar on Friday, we asked him a few quick questions about his day-to-day analytic life. CG - What types of analytic requests do you...

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Five Data Preparation Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them!)

After building many predictive models in the Rapid Insight office and helping our customer build many more models outside of the office, we have a list of data preparation mistakes that could fill a room. Here are some of the most common ones we've seen: 1. Including...

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Guide to Rapid Insight Resources

  Networking: We have created several opportunities for networking with other Rapid Insight users, including a Rapid Insight LinkedIn customers-only group, and several more subject-specific subgroups. Rapid Insight LinkedIn Page   Strategic Enrollment Management...

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On Automated Mining

  One of the things I love the most about using statistical modeling software (especially Analytics) is that so much of the process is automated. Although automation has made the lives of statisticians much easier (calculating individual standard errors by hand would...

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Customer Tips From… Jeff Fleischer (Rapid Insight Inc.)

Okay, okay... Those of you who have worked with Jeff know that he isn't really a customer. But, as the Director of Client Operations here at Rapid Insight and an analyst at heart, he is a wealth of information, so I've decided to share some of his tips. They are: 1....

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How to Score a Dataset Using Analytics Only

Since we’ve already covered how to score a dataset using Veera, it’s only fair that we show you how to score using the Analytics Scoring program. We’ll start at the point where you save your scoring model within Analytics. After memorizing your model in the Model tab,...

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