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Game Data Analysis – Tools and Methods by Coupart Thibault

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Summary

In this chapter we have seen a wide range of tools along with their environments (SQL or NoSQL). The important takeaway is that integrated tools (linked to a particular environment, such as Facebook Insights or Google Analytics) will generally offer you ready-to-use analytics that are not user centric. On the contrary, paying tools will take you to the next level with user-centric analysis, allowing you to apply advanced statistical treatment on them. Free open source tools for analysis usually have the caveat of being hard to master (R environment is a good example), but keep in mind that you can do the same thing as you can on commercial tools once you master them.

In the next chapter we will see a particular aspect of game analytics—the ...

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