- Defining a target variable…
…ranks all other variables by their degree of correlation with that target.
- Selecting an anomaly…
…in a time series view ranks histograms of all other variables by their potential correlation with that anomalous period (see Fig. 6).
- When building a regression model (in Visplore Professional),
…a list orders all input variable candidates by their potential to explain the remaining prediction errors and thus to further improve the model.
- When selecting a pattern in a time series view,
…Visplore Professional can search for occurrences of similar patterns.
In all cases, advanced data analytics use the power of today’s computers behind the scenes to do the tedious work of searching and analyzing the large bulk of data for relevance.
At the same time, the user is kept in the loop and can benefit from intuition, knowledge, and human perception skills to efficiently drive the data exploration by selecting between a few candidates for next steps.