Stephen Few, IT Innovator and Author, states. "The ability to predict probable futures allows us to shape the future, rather than merely survive whatever it brings. When supported by good visualizations, predictive analytics come alive in ways that not only help statisticians, but also make it possible for a much broader audience to become involved in shaping the future." In this whitepaper, he discusses examples from his work which focuses on analytical uses of visualization, specifically descriptive statistics. Section topics include:
- Predictive analytics for all.
- Good models are critical.
- An example of an enlightening predictive model.
- Tips for model builders and model users.