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Oh, the places you’ll go! Trip planning in JMP

Last summer, we embarked on a family trip to visit some of the great landmarks of the western United States. While planning the trip, I used JMP to keep track of all the places we wanted to see and the travel distances in between. I entered the times that we planned for sightseeing and for relaxation into my JMP data file. In the end, we were able to balance the wish to see as many places as possible with a reasonable driving time, and all the family members agreed upon our plan.

In this first video (4:07), I show the idea behind the trip planning in JMP and how I visualized it using a map.

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The second video shows step by step how I set up a table in JMP, which columns I needed and which formulae I used to do the necessary calculations.

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The real trip was the ultimate proof of concept. We stayed completely on schedule, we didn’t miss a place that we wanted to see, and we had enough time to enjoy the marvelous landscape and the roaring cities along our route. We enjoyed the trip and had fun with this special JMP application.


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Mike Clayton wrote:

Thanks. Should be a mobile app for Android phones perhaps??? Like the graph builder free app for I Phones only (sadly).


Bernd Heinen wrote:

Hi Mike,

our developers read this blog as well, your comment will certainly improve chances for an Android application.