Data Mining, Visualization & Analysis
At the end of the day, the purpose of all computing is to give insights.
This software gives managers a tool for planning, evaluating and controlling
The Signal & the Noise - A Word of Caution
"We need to stop, and admit it: we have a prediction problem.
We love to predict things - and we aren't very good at it."
Nate Silver, Author "The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many
Predictions Fail-but Some Don't"
"If you mine the data hard enough, you can also find messages from God.
Scott Adams, Dilbert
The Meaning of it All
The first Data Analyst drew pictures to communicate where
resources could be found. Financial Analyst have been using the "new" statistical
tools for decades. For the careful observer there really is little that is truly "new".
What is really new is that massive amounts of data are now widely available.