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Re: st: "analytics"


From   Robert A Yaffee <bob.yaffee@nyu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: "analytics"
Date   Fri, 28 Dec 2007 16:23:59 -0500

Dave,

The Oxford Universal dictionary indicates that the word, "analytics" stems from around
1590, and means 1) "Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with Analysis; resolving components
into their elements. 2) Addicted to analysis (1805). or as a substitute title of Aristotle's treatises
on Logic.  1) gen.  The science and art of analys(1641).  The part of logic which treats 
of analysis (1590)...  the application of algebra to geometry. "    Clearly the marketers got ahold
of this and melted it into a buzz word.

  Cheers,
           Bob Yaffee



----- Original Message -----
From: David Airey <david.airey@Vanderbilt.Edu>
Date: Friday, December 28, 2007 2:02 pm
Subject: st: "analytics"
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu


> .
> 
> Where did this word come from? It strikes me as one of those words  
> that is made up by the business community. Was it? Or was it made up  
> 
> by statisticians? Wikipedia and Wiktionary are not satisfying in their 
>  
> explanation. The term permeates SAS and SPSS sites pages, but not  
> Stata pages. I think that's a good thing.
> 
> -Dave
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