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Dear JMP® User,

Summertime means afternoon cookouts, lazy days by the pool and family vacations. Recently, I went to Antigua, a small island in the Caribbean Sea, for vacation. While there, I took a daylong boat tour and went snorkeling. This was my first time snorkeling, and it took some time to get used to the equipment. But before I knew it, I was thinking less about breathing and more about the amazing world around me – schools of tiny fish, colorful coral reefs, large sea turtles and so much more. It was astonishing to see the marvelous creatures and beautiful colors this new world encompassed.

It works the same with your JMP software. When you first installed it, it was new and foreign. It took some time to get comfortable with the interface and learn its many features and functions. JMP training will enable you to discover even more with your software. We offer JMP courses at SAS training centers across the US, as well as via Live Web. We can also come to your organization for private, on-site courses. So, go ahead – dive in and discover.

Best regards,
Brooke Fortson

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Find a scheduled course near you!

Take one of our JMP courses at a nearby training center or via Live Web. The July-December 2011 schedule is available on the Web.

Discovery Summit: Ascend with Analytics

Attend Discovery Summit 2011, Sept. 13-16, in Denver. At this interactive forum, attendees explore broad analytic concepts with world-renowned authorities in statistics, technology and innovation; participate in conversations with JMP developers and JMP users from all industries; and learn proven statistical techniques. Register for discounted pre-conference JMP training to kick off your week with focused attention and hands-on practice with JMP 9.

SAS Education offers discounted
pre-conference training
to Discovery Summit attendees, including some courses you can’t find anywhere else! 

Course Highlights

Custom Designs for Experiments
Don’t miss out! On Oct. 28, Mark Bailey, PhD, introduces a state-of-the-art approach to designing industrial laboratory experiments that is based on the latest statistical theory and numerical methods. View course outline and register.
    Instructor Highlight

Di Michelson has been a JMP user since 1998. She has developed and taught many basic and advanced statistics courses using JMP. She received a PhD in statistics in 1994 and an MS in mathematics in 1988 from Texas A&M University. Her BS is also in mathematics, from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has 17 years of experience as a statistician in the semiconductor industry, most recently at SEMATECH and ISMI. Michelson’s research interests include statistical process control and design of experiments, especially when data are auto correlated, factors are random, or other non-textbook situations.

Book Highlight

JMP Essentials: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for New Users by Curt Hinrichs and Chuck Boiler has won an award of Distinguished Technical Communication in this year’s International Summit Awards presented by the Society for Technical Communication. Read more about this great honor in The SAS Publishing Blog.

Tips and Tricks

Do you ever find yourself going up to the same red triangle menu many times during your analysis, each time to turn on a different feature? You could adjust your preferences to turn on all of those features, but they would then appear every time. If your analysis needs some features that do not need to be checked all the time, you can ask JMP to show you all possible options where you can check off the items that are needed.

To illustrate, open up the Football.JMP data table from the Sample Data directory. This data contains various physical characteristics and strength measures of American football players. Based on some of these physical characteristics, the analyst would like to build a model to predict the Speed2 variable.
  1. Choose Analyze > Fit Model.
  2. Specify Speed2 Y.
  3. Select Height, Weight, and FatAdd.
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A portion of the analysis shows many of the typical reports. But there are many options that are still available. For example, the analyst may wish to look at a Pareto Plot of the estimates, the Profiler, the Surface Profiler, as well as saving the Prediction Formula, Residuals, Cook’s D Influence and Saving the Script to the Data Table. Choosing all of these options would require seven different clicks from the Response Speed2 red triangle menu.  Instead of seven trips to the red triangle menu, hold down the Alt key and click on the Response Speed2 red triangle menu. This will bring up this dialog box:

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Now you can check the boxes of the report items you wish to view and choose OK. This will add all of these items at once!

This tip was provided by Dan Obermiller, JMP Training Manager.

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