What’s Exciting, Useful and Gives you Exactly the Kind of Information You Need to Hear?


Its Social Media(SM) Day! Of course SM needs a dedicated day of it’s own! In so many ways, SM has changed the way we live, communicate and do business. It has brought the world closer. So many of us use some form of social media or the other everyday, to voice our opinions, protest, say hi to our loved ones, submit a report to our boss, or even market our business. We are an impatient society, hungry for social contact and social media platforms are proving that indeed our souls are thriving in cyber space.

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Empirical Procedures: Why we give the Q-Q Plot a Thumbs Up

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Variables possess certain properties. These properties are commonly referred to as the characteristics of the variables. Many times the variables have identical properties. These identical properties take a mathematical form known as the probability density function (PDF) or the probability mass function(PMF) of the variables. There are several advantages once the variable is associated with known PMF or PDF. The most popular being the Normal distribution. Most statistical procedures in inferential statistics assumes that the sample drawn from the population has a normal property. Continue reading

The Wonderful World of Geospatial Visualizations Explained in 2 Minutes

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R is very well known for its powerful visualization capabilities, and many powerful packages for visualization have been written like lattice and ggplot2(). Wouldn’t it be super cool to explore how we can use the ggplot2() and ggmap() packages to make interesting geospatial visualizations? Continue reading

Weave Magic With Interactive Visualizations: Creating Polychart Using rCharts


In an earlier post we talked about How Upshot is Using Interactive Visualizations to Make Online News Fun and Interactive, with the objective of giving you an example of a real-time application of interactive visualizations. I also gave you a quick guide to the popular interactive data visualization tools. In this post I will outline how you can actually use one of the tools and create Polychart using rCharts, while also highlighting other alternatives to creating interactive visualizations with R. Continue reading

Explaining Correlation to a Newbie to Data Analytics

“If two or more quantities vary in sympathy so that movements in one tend to be accompanied by corresponding movement in the other(s), then they are said to be correlated” – Conner.

Now if that in itself sounds like a complicated definition, then let’s try this, “Correlation is a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things.”

Correlation is really one of the very basics of data analysis and is an important tool for a data analyst, as it can help define trends, make predictions and uncover root causes for certain phenomena. Continue reading

Price Increase Imminent. Buy a Jigsaw Academy Data Analytics Course in the Next 48 Hours and Save

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June 1st, 2015 onwards, all Jigsaw Academy course prices will increase. If you want to pick up some analytics skills (and you should, because it is a straight route to some awesome career success), take advantage of current prices and buy your Data Analytics or Big Data course in the next 48 hours. You will save some precious bucks and earn yourself some pretty cool in demand skills. Continue reading

As a Web Analyst this is How you Would Bring Value to the Business

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We hope you have had the chance to download Jigsaw’s new Web Analytics eBook. The book has loads of valuable information especially for those setting out on their web analytics journey.

(If you haven’t you can download the eBook here NOW)

Today we would like to share another snippet from the eBook, a part of the second chapter that talks about how a web analyst can generate business metrics from a set of web metrics, so that they make good business sense and can be used by the functional managers to make decisions that impact the business positively. Continue reading

How Upshot is Using Interactive Visualizations to Make Online News Fun and Interactive

Image courtesy Upshot: How the non employed spend their weekdays

The initial focus of this blog post was going to be on how you can create interactive visualizations with R. But then I thought, that it would be great to give you an example of a real-time application of how such visualizations are being used. So what I have done is broken this post into two parts. Part 1- will focus on an example and a quick guide to the popular interactive data visualization tools. Part 2- will outline how you can actually use one of the tools, while also highlighting other alternatives to creating interactive visualizations with R. Continue reading

Attend Jigsaw’s Q&A Session and Find Out all There is to Know About a Career in Analytics


Jigsaw Academy is India’s leading online analytics training company. Our courses are acknowledged by the industry as the “best in class” in the field of business analytics.

Attend our upcoming Q & A session and clarify any questions you have about a career in analytics. Also get specific information about our courses in analytics or Big Data and find out which course is the right one for you.

We recommend viewing the per-session videos so that you get more time with the expert to ask specific questions.

To watch the per-session videos, please register for our FREE TRIAL.

Session Details:

Date: Saturday, 22 May, 2015

Time: 10.30 a.m -12.30 p.m

Session Link: http://jgs.aw/dssmay15

Location: Virtual classroom

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5 Reasons Why Web Analytics is a Super Career Option

So, what’s still the big buzzword of the decade? Do you see e-commerce companies mushrooming like never before? Well…yes! Data Analytics is still HOT, and Data Analysts are still in big demand! One type of analyst, the Web Analyst is still definitely in the ‘Most Wanted’ category, especially in the e-commerce industry. It is a great career option mainly because: Continue reading

Why the Attention Web or CPH is Causing Much Excitement in the Web Analytics World


Like many things the ‘Attention Web’ or ‘Cost per Hour’ metric began as an idea. Now it is official and one of it’s first users, the Financial Times has begun experimenting with it to analyze the effectiveness of ads on its website and mobile app. 

This idea is revolutionary and is sure to cause much debate and a little bit of chaos in an industry that has been  successfully measuring results by traffic, unique visitors and clicks.

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