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Congratulations to Dr. Max Henrion for Decision Analysis Society's 2014 Best Practice Award

 

 

 

I want to offer my congratulations to my colleague here at Lumina Decision Systems, our CEO Dr. Max Henrion. The annual INFORMS conference took place this week in...

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Latin Hypercube vs. Monte Carlo Sampling

In a recent post on Linked In, David Vose argues that the advantages of Latin Hypercube sampling (LHS) over Monte Carlo are so minimal that "LHS does not deserve a place in modern simulation software." [1]  He makes some ...

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The Value of Knowing What You Don't Know

Few of us really like uncertainty. It fills us with dread. It frustrates our planning efforts. It makes analyzing its effects complex. After all, where in a spreadsheet do you put uncertain values for revenue or costs? Admittedly, accounting...

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Announcing Analytica 4.5

Lumina Decision Systems has announced the release of Analytica 4.5.

One change that is sure to garner lots of attention is the new Analytica Free 101 edition. That's right -- there is now a fully functional edition of Analytica...

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Fast Times to the Core

I remember a time when my driver’s license was just a learner’s permit, tater tots were the best part of lunch, my Great Gatsby book report was due on Friday, and physics was all about stick figures...

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Salesforce Performance Attributes and Prediction

Running the sales arm of a company has its mix of regular client communications and stressful growth seeking periods. Good management of the salesforce and expectations from executives to salespeople demands understanding attributes of salesforce performance. Imagine needing to...

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Smart Grid Electricity Management and Decision Analytics

To smart or not to smart, that is the question! Except, despite what our TV offerings often display, going smart is always the best choice. Like any human-made system, we should aim toward smart designs, and we need this...

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Climate Change Effects and Econometric Electricity Demand Forecasting

Whether you find global warming as an ethereal notion only worthy of banter or,  like many scientists, a real phenomenon to be studied, the effects pose difficulty for practitioners to forecast the behavior of commodities like electricity...

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Electricity Price Forecasting via Time-Series, Regression, and Nearest Neighbor Models

Flip the switch and the light goes on. How simple it is to take this for granted. Large-scale engineered and networked systems manage our daily electrical needs, and many negotiations and transactions happen so that we can fire up...

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Predictive Analytics and Theories for Crude Oil Price Fluctuations Using Time-Series Models

What’s in a barrel of crude oil? For starters, its price affects global economies. The Asian Financial Crisis that started in 1997 had international investors put a lid on funding, which sparked reductions in oil exports. With boiling demand...

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