Category Archives: Statwing News

Statwing has been acquired by Qualtrics

Great news: Statwing has been acquired by Qualtrics.

Qualtrics’s goal is to make sophisticated survey-based research simple. Statwing’s mission has been to make sophisticated data analysis simple. So it’s a great fit.

Statwing will live on, and we’re confident that having Qualtrics’s resources at our disposal will allow us to move much faster, build a better product, and reach many more people.

Statwing will be available in its current form to subscribers until December 31st, 2016. After this date, it will be integrated into Qualtrics and subscribers will have the option to switch to the new platform to continue using Statwing in its improved form (whether or not you’re analyzing survey data).

If you’re not already a customer, get early access to Statwing-on-Qualtrics by signing up here.

Thank you for being a part of Statwing. We’ve had an incredibly positive experience talking to, learning from, and serving our users. And we look forward to continuing to do so as Statwing joins Qualtrics.

Ridge regression

Statwing now enables you to use any of three kinds of regression. 1. Ordinary Least Squares (OLS): OLS is the most common kind of regression. 2. M-estimation: M-estimation regression downweights the impact of outliers. One problem with OLS regression is that if the variable being predicted has an outlier (e.g., most values are between 100 Continue Reading

Appraisers: Give 10% off Statwing, Get 10% off Statwing

By giving a 10% discount off of Statwing to other appraisers, you can now get Statwing for 10% off, 20% off, or even for free. When you next sign into Statwing you’ll see a “Get 10% off” button in the upper right: Click that to get a personalized link: Copy that link and send it Continue Reading

Delightful multiple linear regression is finally here!

We’ve finally finished multiple linear regression, and it’s awesome. You’ll never find an easier way to disentangle how input variables affect an output variable. Results explained in plain English Automatic alerts about issues with the regression model, and how to fix them Automatic visualizations Two-click data transformations to improve your model Plainly written guides to Continue Reading

Statwing integrates with Quandl

Next time you use Quandl, click the “Statwing” button to statistically analyze a Quandl dataset. Let’s say you were looking at this Quandl dataset of bitcoin prices over time. You’d click the “Statwing” button in the right sidebar, find yourself in Statwing, and then start playing with the data. In two clicks you can get Continue Reading

Creating new variables and cleaning data in Statwing

You can now create new variables for analysis in Statwing: Type Example Bucketing numbers into groups 6-7 → “Satisfied” 3-5 → “Neutral” 1-2 → “Unsatisfied” Grouping categories together USA & Mexico & Canada → “North America” Colombia & Venezuela & (etc.) → “South America” Mathematical functions and formulas =median(Score1, Score2, Score3) → median of the Continue Reading

Heartbleed vulnerability fixed

Recently a weakness was discovered in OpenSSL, the secure cryptographic communication library that just about every site on the web relies upon. A patch was recently issued, and we’ve upgraded our infrastructure so that we’re no longer vulnerable.  That is all, carry on.

8 tips and tricks for getting the most out of Statwing

1. When you first load a dataset, get an overview of the dataset and look for dirty data by selecting all the variables…   …and then selecting Describe.     2. You can also relate one variable to every other variable in the dataset by putting the key by that variable and then selecting Relate. Continue Reading

Statwing can now handle gigabytes of data

Most data isn’t big data; very few companies have terabytes of data on hand. But quite a few companies have what we would call “medium data”, the lower bound of which we define as “data that won’t fit into Excel without a whole lot of pain”. Depending on your computer, that limit could be reached Continue Reading

New Feature: Survey Weighting

We’re happy to announce the deployment of survey weighting. If you have a dataset with a column of weights, here’s how to use it: First, go to the variable settings by clicking the name of the dataset in the top left of the interface: Then, select which variable you would like to use as weights, Continue Reading