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John Sall on less data drudgery

One of the guiding principles for developers of JMP software is to keep the user “in flow.” They try to minimize the disruptions to the discovery process so you can stay focused on solving the problem at hand, rather than having to take multiple steps to overcome a data or analysis obstacle. The goal is to flow like water instead of drudging along.

This year, JMP celebrates 25 years of designing for an ever-smoother user experience. With 25 years of enhancements, we have many examples of capabilities that speed up discovery: one-click bootstrapping, Prediction Profiler, Assess Variable Importance, Fit Y by X, optimal designs, Graph Builder, Recode, Model Comparison — the list goes on and on.

The next version of JMP and JMP Pro, scheduled for release in March 2015, will bring more such clever capabilities to make your analytic journey even smoother. Since JMP 12 will be launched six months after this year’s Discovery Summit, John Sall, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of SAS — and creator of JMP— will devote his keynote speech to providing a sneak peek of some of the new features. Not to give too much away, but here are a few things to pique your interest about what he might share:

  • Easier import, access and manipulation of data — including big data.
  • Many new data utilities to compress, bin and recode. (The substantial recode enhancements along with the Excel Import Wizard for the Mac are among my most-used new features lately.)
  • New modeling utilities — smart ways to explore and better handle outliers and missing data, new validation options and predictor screening.
  • New and enhanced analysis methods, several of which collapse several steps into one.
  • Easier sharing of analysis results and data movies.
  • Notice anything different about this JMP table of the keynote speakers at Discovery Summit 2014?
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    Consider this a tease list as there are many more enhancements and capabilities coming in JMP 12 to decrease your data drudgery and augment ways you can share insights. Hope you'll join us to hear from John Sall at Discovery Summit next month!

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    Emil Friedman wrote:

    It looks like we'll be able to use jpg's as if they were nominal data values. How willl they be used in analyses? Will we be able to copy the pictures into journals?


    Anne Milley wrote:

    Thanks for your interest, Emil. That sounds like a great question to ask at Discovery Summit! JMP's image support is still evolving. You may recall that existing versions of JMP allow you to manipulate and analyze images in JSL. Stay tuned for more...