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00. Course Introduction

Course Resources


Textbook Companion Website (create a free account to download data)

The First/Indian edition is the required text. 
However, the Second Edition is highly recommended (copies available at ISB's library).
Second Edition


  • TIBCO Spotfire (visualization software)
  • XLMiner (data mining add-on to Excel) - participants can get a free trial license (details will be available in the forum).
  • Spotfire Miner (data mining drag-and-click software)
Note: These software packages are only available for Windows OS.

Alternative data visualization software:
Alternative data mining software:
  • JMP Pro or JMP (30 days free trial; ISB students have license)
  • R (free, requires programming)
  • Rapid Miner (free, drag-and-click)

Discussion Forum (requires registering to the course)

Please introduce yourself on the forum (reply to thread "Please introduce yourself").