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Why I Love the New Filtering Join Node

Ok, so full disclosure: at Angoss we have an idea wall for new product features, and I’m the one who wrote “Filtering Join” on a pink sticky note and placed it on the wall. So maybe I was destined to love the Filtering Join node even if it wasn’t great. But I do think it’s great. It’s an incredibly valuable node, and I use it all the time, and today I want to tell…

How to Include or Exclude Variables in a Strategy or Decision Tree

How to Include or Exclude Variables in a Strategy or Decision Tree March 6, 2018. by Dr. Eric Hart Including or excluding variables in a strategy or decision tree depends on whether you’re talking about an automatically grown tree, or an interactively grown tree. If you’re growing a decision tree automatically, you can’t force a variable into the tree. You can set which variables are eligible to be used in the tree, but the algorithm that performs the…

How do I change an Ordinal Variable to a Continuous Variable?

How do I change an Ordinal Variable to a Continuous Variable? March 13, 2018. by Dr. Eric Hart Not all ordinal variables can be treated as continuous. If the variable you’re considering is the result of a survey where people listed their satisfaction on a scale of 1 to 5, it doesn’t make sense to try to change this variable to a continuous variable, it is an ordinal variable, and should always be treated…