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Consider following fact: Let us spend a few seconds to think what information Facebook typically stores about its users. Some of this is: Basic …

Must read books for Analysts (or people interested in Analytics)
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One of the ways I continue my learning is reading. I read for 30 minutes before hitting the bed every day. This not only …

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I still remember first day in my first job.   I walked in the office with high ambitions and little understanding of what it …

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Every time I attend any analytics forum or interact with students, two questions stand out on account of number of times they are asked: …

How to create Financial models flawlessly?
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Recently, I met one of my friend working in strategy team of a bank over lunch. I felt bad for something which he mentioned …

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One question a lot of MIS professionals face day to day is: “How do I shift my career to work in Advanced Analytics?” A …

Common mistakes analysts make during analysis and how to avoid them?
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Quite often I come across situations where people end up making wrong inferences based on half baked analysis. Or when people force fit data …

The art of structured thinking and analyzing
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It took me 3 months to complete my first analytics project. If I would have worked on a similar project 6 months into the …

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During a panel discussion in Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit early this year in Barcelona, vendors estimated: 70% of Analytics projects fail to meet …

What is Business Analytics and which tools are used for analysis?
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Business Analytics has become a catch all word for any thing to do with data. So if you are new to this field and …

Limitations of Pre vs. Post analysis and Importance of testing
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During a recent interview with an analyst working for a big multi-national retail store chain, I asked: How do you check if promotion of …

How to apply web analytics for e-Commerce websites?
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E-commerce is a dynamic and developing industry and so is web analytics. Mix the two and you can expect a world dynamic to its …

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Over last 6 years, I have come across more than hundreds of analysts and have conducted almost equal number of interviews. Over this time, …

Creating a simple and effective Sales dashboard (with Qlikview) – Part 2
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In my last post, I discussed how a simple dashboard can provide information effectively. I will continue from where I left and go through …

Creating a simple and effective Sales dashboard (with Qlikview)
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Appropriate space allocation and compelling visuals which convey business insights in meaningful manner are key to creating a good dashboard. The dashboard / chart …

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  One of the most common operation for any analyst is merging datasets. As per my estimate, an analyst spends at least 10 – …

Basics of Predictive modeling
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Imagine how the world would change when any advertisement you receive is only about a product you are interested in. How beautiful it would …

Welcome to Analytics Vidhya!
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Welcome to Analytics Vidhya! For those of you, who are wondering what is “Analytics Vidhya”, “Analytics” can be defined as the science of extracting …

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