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## Can transposing my data really be the key to world peace?

by jthompson on Friday, May 27, 2011 11:21 AM

Can transposing my data really be the key to world peace?  If it saves time on your analysis projects, freeing you to focus on loftier goals, then it just might be. In speaking with a researcher trying to create more than 100 graphs, we found that transposing the data set made the process a few simple steps as opposed to a few steps times 100 graphs. I imagine him using that spared time to play a round of golf and it makes me smile. We are one step closer to world peace.

## How to Show Grouping in Scatterplots

by STATISTICA How-To on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 3:19 PM

A scatterplot shows the relationship between continuous variables. Showing a grouping factor in this plot adds another dimension and can greatly enhance a plot’s usefulness. This article will explore two ways of showing a grouping variable in a scatterplot. The difference between the two methods is the fit line. One method uses one fit for all levels of a grouping factor, but shows the levels with point marker colors and patterns. The other method will fit separate lines for each group.

## Spoltlight Blog on Jonathan Polon

by STATISTICA on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:02 AM

Recently I sat down with Jonathan Polon and he took a moment to discuss his use of STATISTICA. Jonathan Polon is one of the founders of Claim Analytics. They provide in-depth expertise in advanced predictive modeling to major insurance companies to assist with claim scoring, pricing, reserving and fraud detection.

1. What is your background (career, education, etc.)?
Bachelor or Sciences in Actuarial Mathematics, University of Michigan, 1994. Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, 1999.

## Ethics of Making Graphs

by ashankle on Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:36 AM
In a few political and data-visualization blogs the past several days, there has been a kerfuffle concerning this bar chart that the Wall Street Journal published. The liberal-leaning magazine Mother Jones responded with this graph, with the objection that the WSJ’s graph was drawn to imply that the rich weren’t really all that rich. Both graphs seem to have been created with the intention of making a political statement. Which is OK for political blogs because we all know that information...

## Mother's Day Magnificent Mean Plot Manifesto

by ashankle on Monday, May 02, 2011 1:56 PM

Somewhere around the third set of dishes I loaded and unloaded into/from the dishwasher this weekend, I decided to look at the American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and see what the differences were in how working parents spent their time. This gave me a useful outlet through which to channel my feminist rage, other than crying and screaming "This isn’t fair!”

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