QUIZOMANIA

Fri, May 2, 2014

B-QUIZ

1. X was developed at North Carolina State University from 1966 until 1976, when ‘Y’ was incorporated. ‘X’ was further developed in the 1980s and 1990s with the addition of new statistical procedures, additional components and the introduction of JMP. A point-and-click interface was added in version 9 in 2004. A social media analytics product was added in 2010. Identify X.

2. The SAP HANA platform was selected to develop an unprecedented statistical analysis tool to assist the team management of which IPL team during the auction happening in Bangalore on February 12, 2014?

3. Statistical features of ‘X’ software includes a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques, and linear/ nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, clustering, and others. It is an implementation of another programming language (developed by ‘Y’) combined with lexical scoping semantics. Identify X and Y.

4. Palo Alto major X has bought Bangalore based analytics firm Y to gain more insights about chatter on Z

5. W’s manager X assisted by Peter Brand ‘Y’ selects players based almost exclusively on their on-base percentage (OBP). By finding players with a high OBP but with characteristics that lead scouts to dismiss them, X assembles a team of undervalued players with far more potential than the W’s hamstrung finances would otherwise allow. Despite vehement objections from the scouts, X supports Y’s theory and hires the players he selected. despite all their success in the second half of the season the ‘W’ lost in the first round of the postseason. ‘X’ is later approached by the owner of the ‘z’, who realizes that the sabermetric model is the future of baseball. In 2004, two years after adopting the sabermetric model, the Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918. Identify W,X,Y,Z.

6. The European Union has included aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme as part of the initiative to abate global warming. This covers passenger, cargo and non-commercial flights and applies no matter where an operator is based. Non-European carriers also need to comply with the scheme. Carriers that don’t comply face huge penalties and may even be banned from operating in the EU .X needed a solution that would help it automatically and accurately measure its carbon footprint and create reports, with a clear audit trail and integration to various flight and business systems. For this X consulted Y, for developing an predictive analytical models to automatically and accurately calculate and predict aircraft emissions. Identify X and Y.
The airline now has an automated calculation and analysis process that will provide accurate emissions calculations and predictions, helping it make effective decisions for buying ____________ and allowances.

7. X an internet gaint acquired Y in April 2005. Y helped x to build systems to bring ideas from Adaptive Path, whose product, Measure Map, was acquired and used in the redesign of Analytics in 2006. X continued to sell the standalone, installable Software through a network of value-added resellers until discontinuation on March 28, 2012. In April 2011, X announced the availability of a new version of Analytics, featuring multiple dashboards, more options of custom reports and a new interface design. This version was later updated with some other features such as real-time analytics and goal flow charts. In May of 2011, country ‘Z’ banned X analytic platform because of an EU cookie law. The judgement was revoked after making few changes in the source code for region EU. Identify X,Y, and Z.

Answers

1. SAS
2. Parmesan cheese. It takes two years for it to be ready for sale. To keep the cash flow of farmers smooth, the bank lends money against cheese.
3. X-R Software, Y– Bell Labs
4. X-Apple, Y-Topsy, Z– Twitter
5. W-Oakland Athletics, Y-Billy Beane, Peter Brand, Boston Red Sox
6. X-Jet Airways, Y-IBN, Carbon Credits
7. X-Google, Y– Urchin Software Group, Z– Germany

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