exploratory data analysis and visualization

How Can You Make the Most of Exploratory Data Analysis and Visualization?

When I worked as a financial reporter for a life insurance company, I often used exploratory data analysis and visualization to track claims payouts and identify patterns in these numbers. The spreadsheets I used contained thousands of data points–—everything from the amount paid to the policyholder’s age, location, and lifestyle. At a glance, all of…

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business intelligence vs business analytics

Business Intelligence vs. Business Analytics: Which Do You Need?

Data is incredibly powerful. A string of numbers on a financial report could signify fortune or ruin. But how do you know which datapoints are important? Business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) systems can help you cut through the white noise and identify the data that truly matters. However, understanding how and when to…

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