Making Data-Driven Decisions with Tableau & StatSlice

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Join Tableau and StatSlice on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 for a lunch and learn event in Plano, Texas at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center to hear how Tableau enables people at all levels throughout an organization to investigate data to find nuances, trends, and outliers in a flash and can better enable you […]

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Excel at Data Mining – How to Detect Categories

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Today, I’m going to show you how to detect categories in your data in less than 5 minutes with the Microsoft Excel data mining add-in. Our goal is to uncovered hidden categories or clusterings in our data.

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Excel at Data Mining – How to Randomly Sample Your Data

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Today, I’m going to show you how to random sample and oversample data in less than 5 minutes with the Microsoft Excel data mining add-in. In this example, we will create a random sample and oversample the bike buyer source data.

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Excel at Data Mining – How to Manage Models

managing data models

Today, I’m going to show you how to browse, document, and manage models in 5 minutes with the Microsoft Excel data mining add-in. The assumption of this post is that you have already installed the data mining add-in for Excel and configured the add-in to be pointed at an instance of SQL Server with Analysis Services to which you have access rights.

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Excel at Data Mining – Creating a Classification Matrix

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Today, I’m going to show you how to create and read a Classification Matrix in less than 5 minutes with the Microsoft Excel data mining add-in. Our goal is to create a Classification Matrix based on a mining structure with all of its associated models that we have created previously.

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Excel at Data Mining – Creating a Profit Chart

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Today, I’m going to show you how to create and read a Profit Chart in less than 5 minutes with the Microsoft Excel data mining add-in*. In this example, we will create a profit chart based on a mining structure with all of its associated models that we have created previously.

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Making Data-Driven Decisions – Tableau Analytics Demo

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On July 9th, StatSlice Systems and Tableau hosted a lunch and learn event in Dallas, Texas to share how Tableau enables people at all levels throughout an organization to investigate data to find nuances, trends, and outliers in a flash and can better enable you to make data-driven decisions. During the event, Jim Vogel presented a case study on using Tableau effectively for business analytics.

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Excel at Data Mining – Connecting to a SQL Server Data Source

Neural Network Model

Today, I’m going to show you how to connect to a SQL Server data source in less than 5 minutes with the Microsoft Excel data mining add-in. Our goal is to connect to a SQL Server data source and then create a Neural Network Model on the data.

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Excel at Data Mining – Your First Lift Chart

Logistic Regression Model

In this blog, Billy Decker shows you how to create and read a lift chart in less than 5 minutes with the Microsoft Excel data mining add-in. In this example, we will create a lift chart using a Logistic Regression model and look at its performance.

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Make Better Business Decisions by Being Data-Driven

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Recently, there has been an increased focus on businesses attempting to become data-driven. Companies are investing heavily in storing, tracking, and managing data, but data alone doesn’t tell much of a story. Analytics provide the window into what the data means, but proper analysis is critical to avoid a data disaster.

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Making Data-Driven Decisions Event in Dallas, TX

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Join Tableau and StatSlice on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 for a lunch and learn event in Dallas, Texas at the Hotel Palomar to hear how Tableau enables people at all levels throughout an organization to investigate data to find nuances, trends, and outliers in a flash and can better enable you to make data-driven decisions. […]

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Excel at Data Mining – Your First Predictions

Today, I’m going to show how to start making your first predictions in less than 5 minutes with the Microsoft Excel data mining add-in. In this example, we will create a set of predictions for new customers using a Logistic Regression models based upon old customers.

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Excel at Data Mining – Time Series Forecasting

Today, I’m going to show you how to start data mining in less than 5 minutes with the Microsoft Excel data mining add-in. In this example, we will create a forecasting model that will predict the trend of bikes sales in different regions.

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How to Use Power Query: Introducing Microsoft’s Newest BI Tool

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If you’ve spent much time in Excel, odds are that at one point you had data in one table that you needed to combine with data from another table. There are few ways to attempt this manually which are time consuming and might not even work. But this task and more are easy with Microsoft Power Query.

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Excel at Data Mining – Quick Data Preparation

Quick Data Preparation with Excel Data Mining

Using Microsoft Excel’s data mining add-in, I’m going to show you how to use Data Preparation wizards to get your data ready to be mined. You will need to configure the add-in to point at an instance of SQL Server to which you have access rights before beginning this tutorial.

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