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A interwebs dialog!

Mark Egge, a very sharp prospect researcher and data-miner, in addition to being my favorite classical saxophonist, posted a response to my CRISP-DM post. It only took about two years but we have an actual interwebs dialog on data-mining!I know Josh po…

CRISP-DM: does this really capture our work?

The Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining–the time honored road map for building data-mining, evaluation and deployment, and ultimately building a self-sustaining cycle of new information, new insight and new analysis. As a construct it is b…

Some great statistics reads…

If you are into analytics or even basic statistics Andrew Gelman is a guy you should be aware of.  He has some similarities to Steven Levitt of Freakenomics fame (both award winning professors under the age of 40) but Gelman is more focused on sta…

Moneyball

Building on the sports-related theme of our last post, I thought several of you may be interested in the attached article. While Fans of “Moneyball” are familiar with the use of analytics to build a baseball team, we’re now seeing NBA teams employ sim…

Fantasy Football analytics

I think a fantasy football draft is a “prediction/planning experience” most people can relate to and understand. This is a wonderful article for sharing with colleagues who may not have a solid understanding of predictive analytics. This article does a…