Do you need JMP® Pro? (PDF)
JMP Pro is the advanced analytics version of JMP that lets you use the data you have now to better anticipate the future and plan well for tomorrow.
Built with scientists and engineers in mind, JMP Pro statistical analysis software from SAS provides all the superior visual data access and manipulation, interactivity, comprehensive analyses and extensibility that are the hallmarks of JMP, plus a multitude of additional techniques. Our latest release adds advanced analytics like generalized regression, mixed-effects models, advanced consumer research analysis, reliability block diagrams and more. JMP Pro also features predictive modeling with cross-validation, model comparison and averaging features, exact tests and one-click bootstrapping.
More importantly, JMP Pro helps you construct a narrative and interactively communicate findings in ways others can readily understand and act upon.
If you already use JMP, you’ll be happy to learn that all of this statistical firepower comes in a familiar in-memory, desktop environment. And if you are new to JMP, you will find that JMP Pro lets you take data analysis to a whole new level and tackle sophisticated statistical problems more easily.
JMP Pro includes a rich set of algorithms for building better models with your data. If your task is data mining, you have your choice of numerous techniques: decision-tree models (including bootstrap forests and boosted trees), neural network models, generalized (penalized) regression, cross-validated stepwise regression, partial least squares (PLS), uplift modeling and more.
If you want to model the reliability of a complex system, JMP Pro includes provisions for building reliability block diagrams so you can design a model of your system, perform what-if analyses, fix weak spots and decrease the probability of a system failure. If your task is to build and fit models with data that involves both time and space, use the mixed model capabilities in JMP Pro. If variable selection is needed in your modeling tasks, JMP Pro has many tools for that. In addition to all of these modeling techniques, JMP Pro includes other advanced analytics like exact tests and one-click bootstrapping. Having these techniques in your analytic toolbox removes roadblocks to statistical discovery and enhances your ability to uncover more clues in your data. Therefore, you make breakthroughs quickly, enabling you to become more proactive and take greater control of the future.
Even though JMP Pro includes a full complement of advanced statistical techniques, it doesn’t mean that the software is difficult to use or that building models is time-consuming. On the contrary, JMP Pro enables you to get answers faster. Weeklong projects shrink to just hours or minutes when you can build multiple models quickly using a drag-and-drop, point-and-click workflow. Then use the variety of statistical reports and interactive graphics to determine the model that will generalize best to future data. Just like that, you’re ready to move on to the next project.
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Anyone can do a fair job of describing last year’s performance. But without the right tools and the most modern techniques, building a model to predict what will happen with new customers, new processes or new risks becomes much more difficult.
For effective predictive modeling, you need sound ways to validate your model, and with a large model, you can easily get into trouble over-fitting. Models should always be cross-validated, and JMP Pro does this through methods that include data partitioning, k-fold and visual comparison tools. Dividing the data into training, validation and test data sets has long been used to avoid over-fitting, ensuring that the models you build are not reliant on the properties of the specific sample used to build them. This produces models that generalize well to tomorrow’s data, so you can make data-driven inferences about the future.
And while all of this is true, observational data can take you only so far. To truly understand cause and effect, you should consider employing design of experiments (DOE). JMP provides world-class tools for DOE in a form you can easily use.
In the real world, some kinds of models fit well in certain situations but fit poorly in others. With JMP Pro, there are many ways to fit, and you need to find out which one is most appropriate in a given situation. Using model comparison in JMP Pro, you can compare all the saved prediction columns from various fits and pick the best combination of goodness of fit, parsimony and cross-validation. JMP Pro makes this comparison automatically and then compares the models in many ways, using traditional or alternative measures of fit. At the same time, you can interact with visual model profilers to see which important factors each model is picking up. Measures of fit, diagnostic plots and profilers are reported for easy comparison of models to help you determine the right path forward. You can also easily perform model averaging or use ridge regression to build ensemble models of your predictions.
Bootstrapping approximates the sampling distribution of a statistic. JMP Pro is the only statistical software package that lets you bootstrap a statistic without writing a single line of code. One-click bootstrapping means you are only a click away from being able to bootstrap any quantity in a JMP report.
This technique is useful when textbook assumptions are in question or don’t exist at all. For example, try applying bootstrapping techniques to nonlinear model results that are being used to make predictions or determining coverage intervals around quantiles. Also, you can use bootstrapping as an alternative way to gauge the uncertainty in predictive models. Bootstrapping lets you assess the confidence in your estimates with fewer assumptions – and one-click bootstrapping in JMP Pro makes it easy.
As one of the SAS offerings for predictive analytics and data mining, JMP Pro easily connects to SAS, expanding your options and giving access to the unparalleled depth of SAS Analytics and data integration. With or without an active SAS connection, JMP Pro can output SAS code to score new data quickly and easily with models built in JMP.
JMP Pro includes all of the features in JMP, plus the additional capabilities for advanced analytics listed below.
*Generates SAS code ready for use with SAS Model Manager
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