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TIBCO Spotfire for Developers by Manuel Xavier

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Computational analytics

The Spotfire platform has a set of computational analytics functionalities that are distributed among several statistical tools.

One of these functionalities is Predictive modeling, which is the mostly used form of data mining, and allows the prediction of the future by forecasting the probabilities and trends. This statistical model is widely used in IT, for instance in e-mail spam filters, to identify the probability of a message being spam.

In Spotfire, predictive modeling is composed by three distinct steps:

  • Fitting the model: In this step, the model options are chosen, such as statistical method to use, source data table, column to predict, predictor columns, and so on. The output of this step is a model page.
  • Evaluating ...

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