October, 2002

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• Cover Story: JMP For Linux Is Coming!

• JMP 5.0.1 Available Soon
• JMP Partners with Workflow Leader
• "JMP to the Future Forum" at 2002 MWSUG Conference
• JMP Nominates P&G For Start Magazine Award Win
• New Version 5 Training Courses for JMP
• Learn More About JMP at Upcoming JMP Webinars
• Visit JMP at Upcoming Trade Shows
• How Are You Using JMP?
• Update Your Bookmarks to JMP.COM, Our New URL!
• Have You Registered Your JMP Software?
• How Can You Validate Your JMP Software?


Cover Story: JMP For Linux Is Coming!


JMP recently announced plans to launch a Linux version of its statistical analysis software in early 2003. Currently available for both Windows XP and MacOS X, JMP software dynamically links statistics and graphics, allowing users to explore data, make discoveries and gain knowledge for better decision-making. The JMP port to Linux provides the Linux community an opportunity to take part in a user-oriented development process.

“The JMP development team is eager to provide a Linux version of its statistical software,” said Richard Potter, lead developer for JMP host platforms. In an effort to incorporate the capabilities most needed by the Linux audience, JMP has developed a survey that asks users for feedback on topics such as database support, real-time data capture and preferred packaging for a statistical application, just to name a few examples. This survey can be found at www.jmp.com/linux. READ MORE

JMP Version 5 for Linux

JMP for Linux will contain the same features as its Windows and Macintosh counterparts, but with a Linux look and feel to the GUI (Graphical User Interface).


JMP 5.0.1 Available Soon

JMP 5JMP is pleased to announce the first update to Version 5, JMP Release 5.0.1, will be available soon. This release addresses a few minor issues, such as improvements to Contingency, Distribution, Fit Model, the Data Table, Formulas, and the JMP scripting language (JSL). The Windows version also addresses an issue with the JMP Help system for users who have recently applied the latest service packs for Windows XP, Office XP or Internet Explorer 6.0. This update is available free of charge. Annual license customers will receive it automatically. Single-Copy Licensees who have a valid Version 5 registration number may contact JMP Sales at 1-877-59 GO JMP (594-6567) or request it via our website. If you have not registered your copy of JMP, you may do so on our website.

In a related item, JMP 5.0.1 Japanese Edition will also be available soon. This is the first Japanese-language Version 5 release of JMP. JMP 5.0.1 Japanese Edition will only be available in Japan. For more information, visit JMP Japan online at www.jmp.com/japan.

JMP Partners with Workflow Leader

Ultimus, the leading Web-based workflow automation platform provider, has announced integration between its Ultimus Process Designer and JMPฎ statistical data analysis software, a tool that empowers users to explore data, make discoveries and gain knowledge for better decision-making. The graphical process modeling and simulation capabilities of the Ultimus Process Designer, combined with the robust statistical analysis capabilities of JMP, help companies enhance business process performance by providing an unlimited ability to analyze “what if” scenarios and modify any process. READ MORE

"JMP to the Future Forum" at 2002 MWSUG Conference

MWSUG 2002 ConferenceThe 2002 Midwest SAS Users Group Conference, to be held October 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, will feature a host of presentations on JMP by JMP customers and representatives from SAS, including the following:

JMP Version 5 Features by John Sall, SAS Institute

Introduction to New DOE Features in JMP Version 5.0 and Introduction to the PLS Platform – New in JMP Version 5.0 by Bradley Jones, SAS Institute

Availability Analysis, using JMP, of Repairable Production Systems by Tom Lange, Procter and Gamble

To learn more about the conference, how to register, and view the complete agenda, visit the JMP Web site.

JMP Nominates Procter & Gamble For Start Magazine Award Win

JMP is pleased to announce that Procter and Gamble is the recipient of the Start magazine 2002 Technology & Business Award for the Consumer Goods category. JMP nominated P&G based on the award criteria. Nominees for this award were required to describe major technological challenges they faced in manufacturing, or the opportunities created through the use of leading-edge technologies, as well as the resources, strategies, and tactics used to overcome their business challenges. Using JMP software statistical data analysis, JMP and P&G collaborated to reduce plant operation failures, maintain processes and increase system reliability, saving P&G millions across multiple factories. READ MORE

New Version 5 Training for JMP

SAS Education is offering three new JMP Version 5 courses for on-site training this fall. Mixture Design of Experiments Using JMP is a half-day course covering basic and advanced concepts concerning design and analysis of mixture experiments, with course contents applicable to both engineers and scientists. Root Cause Analysis Using JMP is a one-day course focusing on the seven steps for root cause analysis and continuous process improvement. Developed for participants from a multitude of backgrounds, it features a variety of improvement activities. Identifying and Modeling Process Cycles is a one-day course for engineers and scientists who are interested in identifying and modeling continuous process data. READ MORE

Version 4 courses will continue to be taught through 2002. READ MORE

Upcoming Webinars

Introduction to JMP Version 5
Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Tailored Experimental Designs
Friday, November 15, 2002

Register for a JMP Webinar

Upcoming Trade Shows
& SAS User Groups

October 6-8, 2002
Richardson, TX

October 13-15 Indianapolis, IN
Read about the "JMP to the Future" Forum

CPID Fall Technical Conference
October 17-18, 2002
Valley Forge, PA

October 21-23, 2002
Philadelphia, PA

November 10-14, 2002
Toronto, Canada

Eastern Analytical Symposium
November 18-21, 2002
Somerset, NJ

View the complete list.

How Are You Using JMP?

We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to tell us how you're using JMP. Simply fill out a brief questionnaire on the JMP website. The information you submit may be used in a future issue of JMP Newswire or on our website. We may contact you to see if you are interested in sharing a success story to let others know how JMP works best for you! If we use your information, we'll send you a free gift. If you would like to write an application story for JMPer Cable or JMP Newswire, please indicate it in the description field. Thanks, in advance, for your participation!

Update Your Bookmarks to JMP.COM, Our New URL!

In an effort to make it easier to find us on the web, we have purchased the "jmp.com" domain. Our previous URL, "jmpdiscovery.com," will continue to function, but only as a redirect. If you've been to our website recently, you may have noticed that you were automatically sent to "jmp.com." As we embark on updating all of our literature, ads, and more to the new domain, you'll still see the old URL for some time to come. Please update your bookmark to our new, official web site address.

Have You Registered Your Software?

Register JMPRegistering your JMP software entitles you to one year of FREE technical support and enables us to inform you about upgrades and new releases. U.S. customers also receive a FREE JMP mug and a subscription to the JMPer Cable Newsletter. Just fill out the postage-paid registration card included with your software or register online on the JMP Web site.

How Can You Validate Your JMP Software?

Just how accurate is your copy of JMP? Find out for yourself. We've recently updated our white paper, "Assessing the Numerical Accuracy in JMP," for Version 5. JMP performs extremely well in all benchmark cases of the National Institute of Standards Statistical Reference Datasets. These datasets were designed for software developers to benchmark algorithms. We invite you to read the white paper yourself and see just how well JMP measures up against these challenging standards. You may also download the JMP data files referenced in the document from our website.

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