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Top 10 Methods for Outlier Detection in Spotfire

Mathematically, any observation far removed from the mass of data is classified as an outlier. In practice, outliers could come from incorrect or inefficient...

Spotfire Tips & Tricks: Hierarchical Cluster Analysis

Hierarchical cluster analysis or HCA is a widely used method of data analysis, which seeks to identify clusters often without prior information about data structure or...

Tips & Tricks: Adding Your GPS Location to Spotfire Map Visualizations

It seems that every day, I am receiving more requests for information regarding TIBCO Spotfire support for mobile devices. A frequent topic in those...

Tips & Tricks: Bump Charts with Spotfire

Bump charts are popular for exploring the changes in rank of a value over a time, place, or any other dimension relevant to the analysis....

Tips & Tricks: Registering a New Data Function

Over the past few months, I have received numerous requests for information regarding the topic of advanced analytics. Many of these requests center around...

Loading XML Data into TIBCO Spotfire

XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language and it was designed to store and transport data. It is information or data wrapped in tags, and...

One-Click Forecasting with TIBCO Spotfire

Forecasting is a process to make future predictions based on past and present data. There are qualitative forecasting methods like the Delphi method which...

Shewhart Control Charts and Trend Charts with Limits Lines in TIBCO Spotfire

Shewhart control charts are popular charts commonly used in statistical quality control for monitoring data from a business or industrial process. The goal of...

Reusable, Simple, & Easy ISO Week Calculation with TIBCO Spotfire

ISO is an international standard for representation of dates and times. It was issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was first...

How to Normalize or Standardize Your Data with TIBCO Spotfire

A common analytic requirement is to interpret and compare scores or sets of scores obtained on different scales. For example, how do we compare...