Once again the JMP Discovery conference didn't disappoint. Met some old friends, made some new ones, and learned a lot.
Yes - get JMP 13 ASAP!
The enhanced multiple response column attribute will be very useful. We pull a lot of data where we have multiple values stored in a single cell delimited by a unique character.
Association rule mining as presented by Matt Flynn and Mary Loveless.
Programming-wise KDTABLE was blindingly fast for doing "near joins", as presented by Graham Blatz at the JSL Roundtable discussion.
Several: dashboard builder, virtual joins and the new text mining capabilities.
For me it was about big and small things ... all of which made me think "I want JMP 13 NOW!"
- The 'play' button for scripts in the data table. Watching people use the 'old method' and doing it myself on my JMP 12 copy felt so antiquated and inefficient.
- Fit Definitive Screening - sure it is just putting something many of us do into a single platform ... but have you ever seen a non-expert's eyes when you try to teach them to analyze a DSD in JMP 12? haha!
- Compare designs and general improvements to the Simulate utilities. Really great stuff I could use this week!
- Process Screening ... great functionality presented this week that I really can't wait to put into use!
- Text Explorer ... my biggest concern is how we have reduced the amount of open text comments process/manufacturing because they weren't used widely (often by making the 'comment' a drop-down choice). The utility here makes me want to see more open test comments!
- Formula Depot, publish formulas, etc ... so much more reusability and interoperability!
- More great GenReg functionality.
There were so many cool papers given by JMP/SAS folks and also by colleagues in industry. These led to loads of great conversations - reinforcing how great it is to attend these conferences!
Thanks Jeff for being a great host as usual, hope to see you next year (more likely in 2 years, but I can hope!)
The new features of JMP 13 presented by John Sall are very exciting.
This was my first Discovery Summit, I highly recommend the conference, if you haven't been. The chances to see what others are doing and share how I use JMP with others who talk a similar language will yield benefits for some time. This conference should be on your annual Professional Development schedule.
Formula Editor!!! I was still doing a lot of formula work in excel but not more. I've already sent Letting Go of Excel: Hello Formula Editor to all my colleagues who didn't get to attend.
On top of this, actually meeting in person, some of the SAS Community folks who we all interact with through the Discussion Forum. A great opportunity.