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Re: st: "analytics"

From   Robert A Yaffee <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: "analytics"
Date   Fri, 28 Dec 2007 16:23:59 -0500


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.

           Bob Yaffee

----- Original Message -----
From: David Airey <[email protected]>
Date: Friday, December 28, 2007 2:02 pm
Subject: st: "analytics"
To: [email protected]

> .
> 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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