More Excel 2013 Goodies - Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office

After posting about Data Explorer yesterday – I thought about other add-ins for Excel that make hard problems easier…and that lead me back to the SQLServerDataMining.com site….it’s great to see that the SQL Server 2012 Data Mining Add-ins for Office (with 64-bit Support) is available for Office 2013.  The Data Mining Add-ins allow you to…

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A tool for Data Science - Microsoft "Data Explorer" Preview for Excel now available

Functionality and features for Excel 2013 just keeps getting better, especially when you realize that Self-Service BI can enable Self-Service SI (Science Intelligence) – the latest is the release of the Microsoft "Data Explorer" Preview for Excel which give you a “intuitive and consistent experience for discovering, combining, and refining data across a wide variety…

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Start PowerPivot in Excel 2013 add-in

This is a good article if you’ve updated to Excel 2013 and want to update your PowerPivot models. Start PowerPivot in Excel 2013 add-in Important    This feature isn’t available in Office on a Windows RT PC. Want to see what version of Office you’re using? PowerPivot in Excel 2013 is an add-in you can…

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Develop with Python in Visual Studio, connect with Kinect and Excel

There is a new release of the Python Tools for Visual Studio and it includes Pyvot: a connector to Excel that allow data transfer and manipulation – check out the tutorial.  It also has a PyKinect, to leverage Kinect for new natural user interactions (NUIs)…  An integrated environment for developing Python in VS2010 PTVS 1.1…

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Pushing Data into WWT - via Excel and LCapi

Last week the Worldwide Telescope team put out some tools to support astronomy and earth-system science with a strong emphasis on time-series support and 3-D rendering.  This includes the beta release of new tools and SDK for WWT.  They include: WWT Excel Add-in WWT Client Layer Control API (LCapi) SDK WWT Excel Add-in – Excel…

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BI Labs and Fuzzy Match for Excel

Just saw that the Business Intelligence folks have setup BI Labs – It will be interesting to see all the prototypes and concepts as the come out and how they can be used for Scientific research/exploration.  I’m currently looking at the Fuzzy Lookup Add-in to see how it performs for environmental datasets. The Fuzzy Lookup…

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SC 2010: WinHPC Server links to the Cloud & breaks Petaflop Barrier

Just sat through Ryan Waite’s talk at SC2010 showcasing some of the new features in WinHPC – being able to leverage Azure nodes directly from the WinHPC scheduler as well Windows 7 desktop machines (cycle stealing) – as well as being able to hit petaflop for perf.  He also covered all the Excel Windows HPC…

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Science Analytics – look to use Project “Gemini”

When I first saw and heard details about Project “Gemini”, I was blown away by the technology and innovation created by SQL and Excel teams and that held up when I was able to test it out on my own.  It will be especially useful for scientists that want to not only analyze large amounts…

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