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What’s the best retirement account type for me? 401(k), IRA, Roth, other?

Lonnie Chrisman 11 Apr 2018 Analytica 5.0, Modeling methods, News, Risk and uncertainty

It's tax week here in the US, and like many other people, I have less than a week to finalize my tax returns. I also have some last minute decisions. Should I, or my wife, put money into a...

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How to simplify the IRS tax tables

Lonnie Chrisman 04 Apr 2018 Analytica 5.0, Modeling methods, News

The federal income tax in the United States uses a series of increasing tax brackets, so that those who earn more pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes. This is an example of a progressive tax. The idea...

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Beta test period for Analytica 5.1 starts

Lonnie Chrisman 03 Apr 2018

The beta testing period for release 5.1 has now started. We invite all Analytica users with an active subscription to beta test this next release of Analytica and ADE and give us your feedback. It is a chance to test your...

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How is Cambridge Analytica connected to Lumina’s Analytica?

Max Henrion 23 Mar 2018 Analytica 5.0, News

I've been getting this question a lot after the recent notoriety of Cambridge Analytica, Inc.  Steven Bannon says he helped found Cambridge Analytica in 2013. He said  "I gave it that amazing name,"  and added...

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Analytica 5 Video Shorts: π-day Pie Charts—drawing and interacting with images

Lonnie Chrisman 14 Mar 2018 Analytica 5.0, Analytica tips

Today I'm celebrating π day with a three part series of Analytica 5 video shorts, during which I create an interactive pie chart. Watch these to learn how to draw your own custom images that respond to mouse clicks. ...

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Impact of Trump’s proposed Steel & Aluminum tariffs on US trade deficit

Kim Mullins and Lonnie Chrisman 06 Mar 2018 Analytics and OR, Modeling methods, News, Risk and uncertainty

This week, President Trump proposed new import tariffs on steel and aluminum. It seems as if the projected net impacts of these tariffs on the total US trade deficit and US economy depends largely on which news outlets you get...

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Analytica 5 Video Short: Hiding and Disabling Model User-Interface Controls

Lonnie Chrisman 10 Dec 2017 Analytica 5.0, Analytica tips

Analytica 5.0 added several features that allow you to improve your end-user interfaces that you create for your model. One of those enhancements is the ChangeNodeVisibility( ) function that allows you to hide and show, or disable and enable various objects...

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Analytica 5 Video Short: An expression to crop an image

Lonnie Chrisman 13 Nov 2017 Analytica 5.0, Analytica tips

In this video short, I create an expression that extracts a small image from a larger one. In other words, it crops the original image to a smaller rectangular region of the image. Then I have it array abstract (now...

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Analytica 5 Video Short: How to resize an image

Lonnie Chrisman 13 Nov 2017 Analytica 5.0, Analytica tips

This 2 minute video short shows you how to resize an image after you've pasted it into a diagram. The Analytica 5 Video shorts series -- short (under 5 minutes) videos showcasing an individual topic or feature in Analytica. The series...

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Analytica 5 Video Short: The length of an index

Lonnie Chrisman 07 Nov 2017 Analytica 5.0, Analytica tips

The Analytica 5 Video shorts series -- short (under 5 minutes) videos showcasing an individual topic or feature in Analytica. The series primarily focuses on features that are New in Analytica 5.  Finding the length of an index is obviously...

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