17 Exploratory Modeling
Exploratory modeling (sometimes known as data mining) is the process of exploring large amounts of data, usually using an automated method, to find patterns and make discoveries. JMP has two platforms especially designed for exploratory modeling: the Partition platform and the Neural platform.
The Partition platform recursively partitions data, automatically splitting the data at optimum points. The result is a decision tree that classifies each observation into a group. The classic example is turning a table of symptoms and diagnoses of a certain illness into a hierarchy of assessments to be evaluated on new patients.
The Neural platform implements neural networks. Neural networks are used to predict one or more ...