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How do you solve a problem like an outlier???

I’ve done a few statistics and analytics courses over the years and almost always they tell you to look out for outliers. They’ll often tell you how to identify them graphically and give you numeric rules of thumb such as anything over 3 standard deviations from the...

Data is a Privilege

A dataset to an analyst is like being a 5 year old on Christmas morning – the anticipation of what gems might lurk amongst the billion rows, how it might be used, the eureka moment which enables a jump in the organisations actionable insight – its all too tempting to...

Kicking the Tyres on Analytical Software

Not a day goes by it seems when I don’t get an email from a vendor espousing the virtues of their analytical software, providing white papers on how others have benefited from their product. With so many pushing their wares how do you figure out which analytical...

Unsung Heroes: Data Prep and Exploration

With all the hype surrounding ‘big data’ analytics - the magical promises of actionable insight, the glitz and glamour of data visualisation it’s easy to forget about what goes on behind the scenes to make it all happen - data preparation and exploration. These are...

How average is your data?

“With one foot in a bucket of ice water, and one foot in a bucket of boiling water, you are, on the average, comfortable.” (Bobby Bragan, 1963) Human beings revel in their uniqueness and value their individuality, yet when it comes to data we become fixated on the...