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Comment In: [Blog - 09/24/2014 - 03:01]

Hey Ben, the old Kontagent ...

Hey Ben, the old Kontagent now Upsight has a data-mine offering which lets you query via hive/hadoop the data sent in their API. http://www.upsight.com/datamine r n r nAmplitude analytics has a export to Redshift option, so the transactional data is available to you via any Redshift compliant SQL tool. https://amplitude.com/pricing ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/29/2014 - 12:54]

Hi Ben, there are tried-and-true ...

Hi Ben, there are tried-and-true ways to use the data that should be baked into the collection process. But the truly tricky things about collecting for a purpose is that it 's a chicken and egg problem. The insidious problem for an emerging discipline like game analytics is that there ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/28/2014 - 11:52]

Hi Heather, thanks for your ...

Hi Heather, thanks for your question. Komolgorov Smirnov can be used to determine the goodness of fit between the observed sample and the theoretical population distribution. So we can probably estimate the power law exponents. The difficulty is that in using average revenue per paying user to help guide advertising ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/10/2014 - 01:46]

Mike, great article. Totally agreed ...

Mike, great article. Totally agreed that it is not fruitful to try spotting and reaching potential whales . One area we are currently interested in studying is what factors lead a whale to stop spending. Do you have any thoughts in this area from your experience as a whale Thanks

Comment In: [Blog - 10/18/2013 - 10:28]

Roy, having lived through the ...

Roy, having lived through the Dresner days, I completely agree that BI was coined to inflate the importance of data functions. It 's akin to the days when a financial analyst became business analyst, to elevate the role of finance. I do like DI, it 's clearer and informative. Just ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/23/2013 - 02:17]

Hi David. r n r ...

Hi David. r n r nThe classic definition of an expert system is one where you provide some inputs and it outputs an inference or decision . It 's a closed system with a defined output - eg. will this user buy something in the next 7 days: output yes/no ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/15/2013 - 02:21]

I hope it 's clear ...

I hope it 's clear that my perspective isn 't that the subject matter expert is doomed the use of algorithm as tools is certainly one way to go. r n r nThe churn example actually illustrates a good way to leverage the right expert at the right time. You ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/24/2013 - 02:00]

@Christian, yes Dmitry and I ...

@Christian, yes Dmitry and I met up last Oct and have similar perspectives. He 's moved on to his own game company. r n r [email protected], 2 points 1 Finding out why in the aggregate or average for a game is possible. I was pointing it 's hard to figure ...

Comment In: [News - 10/23/2012 - 04:10]

Absolutely agreed. But clearly some ...

Absolutely agreed. But clearly some people are clicking on the ads, cross promos or upsells.... otherwise the game developers would not actually use these annoying tactics. They are balancing the annoyance with the monetization. You can think of it as the monetization/annoyance ratio. r n r nOne simple way for ...

Comment In: [News - 08/14/2012 - 04:51]

Great article introducing the basics ...

Great article introducing the basics of regression, Ted. I agree that the simplest tool is the best... r n r nOne caveat for the reader, regression REQUIRES several assumptions to be met see wiki for more details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear regression Assumptions . r n r nOne key assumption that is likely ...

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