Toby Barrus is a Quality Engineer at Myriad Genetics. He took a moment to tell us about how they use STATISTICA...
It’s back-to-school week for many of us. My daughter started a new school. She loves it, though I’m pretty sure the love is highly correlated with the new playground and her new pink backpack and lunch bag at this point. The world she is growing up in is so much different than the one that anyone in their 20s or older grew up in. Education today is less about going to school or the library and stuffing your head full of information, and more about knowing that the information is out there and ready to be found and used.
I remember the "talking machines" of the 1980s; vending machines, clothing dryer, etc. They were more annoying than useful. I have very strong memories of a vending machine for Pepsi products. I would put money in the machine and push a button. The machine would LOUDLY announce that I did not have enough money. Or it would LOUDLY announce that my drink was selected and would be delivered. I was annoyed by this LOUD feedback from the vending machine.
Eventually all the "talking machines" were withdrawn from the market because they annoyed everyone.
This was not machine intelligence, but rather someone trying...
This blog explains why using 'Option Explicit' for all but the simplest of STATISTICA Visual Basic (SVB) macros is desirable.
So I was talking with my dog, Pharyn, the other day, and she was telling me that—wait, perhaps I'd best backtrack and provide a little explanation: Pharyn is my family's dog. Well, Pharyn Rose, actually; my step-daughters didn’t think just ‘Pharyn’ was feminine enough. She's a whip-smart Dalmatian-Pitbull Terrier mix with the endurance of a sled dog, the strength of a grizzly bear, the heart of a lion, and the brain of someone whose idea of quality television doesn't include "The Jersey Shore," “Big Brother,” or so-called ‘reality TV’ programming in general.
StatSoft hosted an event in Hillsboro, OR, to highlight solutions for complex manufacturing using the STATISTICA Enterprise analytics platform. Scott Zellmer from Z Consulting and StatSoft’s Dev Kannabiran delivered well-received talks about the advantages of configurable manufacturing Dashboards and multivariate analytics for reducing manufacturing costs and improving product quality.