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A Gift to 2018 Graduates

Max Henrion 20 Apr 2018 Analytica 5.0, News

Lumina Decision Systems would like to congratulate all graduates of the class of 2018! You've succeeded with an important accomplishment, and now we want help you succeed in the next phase of your professional life after graduation. If you are...

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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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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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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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Apples to Oranges to Chinese Gooseberries: Pledges for the Paris climate talks

Max Henrion 01 Oct 2015 Energy and environment, News

October 1, 2015 was the UN's deadline to receive national pledges for the UN Climate Change Treaty to be negotiated in Paris this December. At the end of February, the UN received the first submission — Switzerland's proposal to reduce...

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Faster evaluation in Analytica 4.6

Lonnie Chrisman 26 May 2015 News

As we celebrate the release of Analytica 4.6 this week, I thought I would share the results of some benchmark timings that I carried out to test how the evaluation speed in 4.6 compares with the previous two Analytica releases. As...

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Analytica 4.6 beta available

Lonnie Chrisman 17 Mar 2015 News

The first beta release of Analytica 4.6 and ADE is now available. This kicks off the beta testing cycle for this next release of Analytica and ADE. To see a list of new enhancements, visit What’s New in Analytica 4.6? ...

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Expenditure from Santa’s global tour

Lonnie Chrisman 04 Dec 2014 Energy and environment, News

In a few weeks, Santa Claus will embark on his annual Christmas eve ritual, delivering presents to the good little boys and girls around the world. In this article, I look at the net energy expenditure and greenhouse gas emissions...

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Congratulations to Dr. Max Henrion for Decision Analysis Society's 2014 Best Practice Award

Lonnie Chrisman 13 Nov 2014 Case studies and applications, Energy and environment, News

      I want to offer my congratulations to my colleague here at Lumina Decision Systems, our CEO Dr. Max Henrion. The annual INFORMS conference took place this week in San Francisco, where Max gave a presentation on the 

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