AroniSoft - Latest blog entries https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/latest Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:33:42 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb AroniSmart Segments Performance https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismart-segments-performance https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismart-segments-performance AroniSmart Segments Performance

This chart shows the average performance for each Segment identified by AroniSmartInvest


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Sun, 22 May 2016 22:13:31 +0000
AroniSmartInvest in Action: CXW,NAVG,ROCK, NVDA,OXY,APA,RTN,EXR,MAA,MSTR https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-cxw-navg-rock-nvda-oxy-apa-rtn-exr-maa-mstr https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-cxw-navg-rock-nvda-oxy-apa-rtn-exr-maa-mstr The year started with  much uncertainties and swings in the stock market. As Summer is about to start, the US stock market has been picking up momentum. The latest news on economic indicators may have helped: April New Home Sales, April Pending Home Sales , and April Durable Orders and GDP growth all  beat expectations or were close.The  persistent weaknesses in the international oil markets, the slowing Chinese economy, the never ending Middle East wars and refugee crisis and the growing uncertainties and sometimes chaos in once promising developing economies, such as Argentina, Brasil, Venezuela, and South Africa, Angola, Saoud Arabia, and Nigeria remain major concerns. However, it appears that, these too have been factored in by savvy investors. Investors also appear to have made a decision that the risk from the pending decision by the FED to raise short term interest rates could be manageable.


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Mon, 30 May 2016 02:57:28 +0000
AroniSmartInvest in Action: APOL, MRCY, SEIC, TDG https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-apol-mrcy-seic-tdg https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-apol-mrcy-seic-tdg The uncertainties and swings that plagued the stock market since the start of the year have given place to a positive momentum as investors are reviewing their stock portfolio before heading to their well deserved Summer break. As we observed earlier, Summer started with  the US stock market picking up momentum. Economic indicators have, as predicted,  helped: April New Home Sales, April Pending Home Sales , and April Durable Orders and GDP growth all  beat expectations or were close. And now, the job market is heating up, with the employers facing a challenge, good for those seeking jobs: worker shortage. The  persistent weaknesses in the internationa markets have been factored into the market performance:  oil markets, the slowing Chinese economy, the never ending Middle East wars and refugee crisis and the growing uncertainties and sometimes chaos in once promising developing economies, such as Argentina, Brasil, Venezuela, and South Africa, Angola, Saoud Arabia, and Nigeria remain major concerns, all are known factors.  Investors appear to have shrugged off these nuisances along with  the risk from the pending decision by the FED to raise short term interest rates. Result: Since January, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOJ) has jumped from a low  of  15766,71 to 17,865.34, or  13%. 


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:57:00 +0000
Performance of stocks picked by AroniSmartInvest in Action™ in 2016 - Part 1 https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/performance-of-stocks-picked-by-aronismartinvest-in-action-in-2016-part-1 https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/performance-of-stocks-picked-by-aronismartinvest-in-action-in-2016-part-1 2016 Year started with  the US stock market caught in the midst of challenging uncertainties, but also opportunities.  Despite thick clouds hanging over investors' decisions, AroniSmartInvest™ In Action picked  a few promising stocks, mostly international, to watch. In the next article, we will see how those stocks have performed. Meanwhile, let us recap those uncertainties and  lights of opportunities, before drilling down on performance.

 First, there were persistent weaknesses in the international oil markets.  The slowing Chinese economy remained of  concern, and  the  Middle East wars had intensified.  


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Investment Solutions Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:27:33 +0000
Performance of stocks picked by AroniSmartInvest in Action™ in 2016 - Part 2 https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/performance-of-stocks-picked-by-aronismartinvest-in-action-in-2016-part-2 https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/performance-of-stocks-picked-by-aronismartinvest-in-action-in-2016-part-2 Balancing  challenges and opportunities observed in 2016, AroniSmartInvest™ In Action  picked a few affordable international stocks  and put them on the watch list. This article: Performance of stocks picked by AroniSmartInvest in Action - Part 2, shows how these stocks have performed and  held their momentum over the last 6 months, ending August 10, 2016, during a period of  turmoil andopportunities  in the stock markets. For the market dynamics surrounding the stock picks, refer to the article Performance of stocks picked by AroniSmartInvest in Action - Part 1):


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Investment Solutions Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:29:00 +0000
AroniSmartInvest in Action™: Is It Time for Coffee Beans? https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-is-it-time-for-coffee-beans https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-is-it-time-for-coffee-beans After a steady decline since the beginning of the year, the price of coffee stocks has been on the upward trend over  the last three months or so. AronismartInvest in Action™ has flagged the trend based on the stock price movement for the companies heavily influenced by the coffee beans' performance. Among the stocks to watch are:  

Many economic indicators  appear to confirm the trend:


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) International Markets Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:11:30 +0000
Performance of the stocks picked by AroniSmartInvest in Action™ in December 2016 https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/performance-of-the-stocks-picked-by-aronismartinvest-in-action-in-december-2016 https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/performance-of-the-stocks-picked-by-aronismartinvest-in-action-in-december-2016 b2ap3_thumbnail_AroniSmartInvest511Main_MarketProfile.pngFor the last week 2016, AroniSmartInvest In Action™ picked a few stocks to consider. Based on the proprietary advanced analytics, but also on the usually random behavior of investors during the last weeks of the year, AroniSmartInvest™ In Action  picked a few affordable  stocks . The stocks were picked based on YTD performance, from Jan 4 - Dec 21, 2016.  

Fig: AroniSmartInvest™: Stock Market Profile. 

  

 

 

This is how these stocks have performed for the year 2016. The major indices's performance may be used to gauge the relative performance of each stock:

  • Dow Jones: 13.42%
  • S &P 500:   19.54%
  • NASDAQ:      7.5%

Performance YTD, as of Dec 30, 2016: ; red: below, blue: approximately equal ; green: significantly above DOW Jones performance


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:29:00 +0000
A few affordable stocks picked by AroniSmartInvest in Action™, to consider in the last week of 2016. https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/a-few-affordable-stocks-picked-by-aronismartinvest-in-action-to-consider-in-the-last-week-of-2016 https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/a-few-affordable-stocks-picked-by-aronismartinvest-in-action-to-consider-in-the-last-week-of-2016 b2ap3_thumbnail_AroniSmartInvest512Main_SegmentAnalysis.pngFor the last week 2016, AroniSmartInvest In Action™ has picked a few stocks to consider. Based on the proprietary advanced analytics, but also on the usually random behavior of investors during the last weeks of the year, AroniSmartInvest™ In Action  picked a few affordable  stocks . The stocks were picked based on YTD performance, from Jan 4 - Dec 21, 2016.  

Fig: AroniSmartInvest™: Stock Segmentation Module. 

As a start, let us see how the major indices have performed, YTD

  • Dow Jones: 14.43%
  • S &P 500:   10.82%
  • NASDAQ:      9.27%

Performance from Jan 4 - Dec 21, 2016:


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:29:00 +0000
Performance of stocks picked by AroniSmartInvest in Action™ in 2016 - How did we do? https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/performance-of-stocks-picked-by-aronismartinvest-in-action-in-2016-how-did-we-do https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/performance-of-stocks-picked-by-aronismartinvest-in-action-in-2016-how-did-we-do b2ap3_thumbnail_AroniSmartInvest512Main_SegmentAnalysis.pngIn early 2016, AroniSmartInvest In Action™ picked promising stocks for 2016. Based on the proprietary advanced analytics, but also on predicted and observed challenges and opportunities 2016, AroniSmartInvest™ In Action  picked a few affordable international stocks  and put them on the watch list.

 

Fig: AroniSmartInvest™: Stock Segmentation Module.

It is time to assess the performance:  how did these stocks perform and hold their momentum year-to-date (YTD),  since they were picked in early  January 2016 to Dec 6, 2016? The performance period experienced  turmoil and opportunities  in the stock markets. For the market dynamics surrounding the stock picks, refer to the article Performance of stocks picked by AroniSmartInvest in Action - Part 1):

As a start, let us see how the major indices have performed, YTD (positive growth is in GREEN , and the  decline is in RED):

  • Dow Jones:   10.35%
  • S &P 500: 8.06%
  • NASDAQ:  6.13%

Over-performing Dow Jones:

Positive growth but under-performing Dow Jones:

  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (YAHOO: OXY) :4.14% 
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (YAHOO: PM): 0.31%. The stock experienced volatility during the observation period, going  from $87.00 on Jan 4, 2016  to  the ranges 100-104.20 in November, 2016 or 20% increase, before declining sharply to January 2016 levels.
  • Micro Strategy Inc (YAHOO: MSTR): 9.62%  
  • Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (YAHOO: HPY):8.72%  
  • I.D. Systems, Inc. (YAHOO: IDSY) : 7.39% 
  • TransDigm Group Incorporated (YAHOO: TDG) :.9.51%. The stock rose from $180.76 in late January 2016 to $294.38 in mid- summer or 63%

Negative growth and under-performing Dow Jones:

  • Extra Space Storage (YAHOO: EXR)-19.88%. The stock price has been sliding after a positive to negative trend reversal in Summer
  • Carlsberg AS. (YAHOO: CABGY): -5.17%   
  • Grifols SA  (YAHOO: GIKLY). : mostly flat during the period with a recent decline  -22.74%
  • Ryanair Holdings. (YAHOO: RYAAY).-5.18% 
  • SEI Investments Company (YAHOO: SEIC) :-7.92%, a reversal of the trend, after rising from $35.12 in January 2016 to $48.16 in Summer, or 37%
  • Corrections Corporation of America Inc. (YAHOO: CXW): -10.67%; the stock price rose from $26.49 to $35.05, or 32%, before falling sharply.
  • Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc (YAHOO: MAA) :-2.71%, from $90.81 to $110.01 peak in Summer or 21%. Trend reversal since.
  • Henry Schein, Inc. (YAHOO: HSIC):-5.4%; went from $155 to $180 over Summer, or 16% before falling to  ~$149.00

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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Investment Solutions Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:29:00 +0000
Back to Investing: Getting ready to fold the sleeves and ride the investors' wagon after Summer https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/back-to-investing-getting-ready-to-fold-the-sleeves-and-ride-the-investors-wagon-after-summer https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/back-to-investing-getting-ready-to-fold-the-sleeves-and-ride-the-investors-wagon-after-summer In less than three weeks, Summer will be over. The transition period between Summer and Fall  is usually an exciting time for investors, as they are back from their hard earned vacation and had had time to reflect on their investment strategy.  A few things are awaiting the investors.

First, the positive trends:

  •  After a scary dip in July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) has recovered and  jumped to above the pre-summer levels: 17,780.82 on June 22, to 18,495 on August 10, 2016, after  the dip to

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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:41:17 +0000
AroniSmart™ Tools: Strategic Analytics, Big Data Mining, Investment Research, Applied Statistics https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismart-tools-strategic-analytics-big-data-mining-investment-research-applied-statistics https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismart-tools-strategic-analytics-big-data-mining-investment-research-applied-statistics

 


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Technology Solutions Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:23:05 +0000
AroniSmartInvest in Action: CSBK, IDSY, IRIX, MSM, MTD, NSU, OM, TSM, VSAT, AUY, AVGO, CENX, HPY, HSIC, RTN https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-csbk-idsy-irix-msm-mtd-nsu-om-tsm-vsat-auy-avgo-cenx-hpy-hsic-rtn https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-csbk-idsy-irix-msm-mtd-nsu-om-tsm-vsat-auy-avgo-cenx-hpy-hsic-rtn Following a rocky start, the US stock market has been picking up momentum lately, despite lingering challenging uncertainties.   First, there are the known persistent weaknesses in the international oil markets, the slowing Chinese economy, and  the never ending Middle East wars. Second, the once promising developing economies, such as Argentina, Brasil, and South Africa continue to show serious shortcoming and those dependent on oil have deteriorated as oil prices plummeted. These include Venezuela, Angola, Saoud Arabia, and Nigeria.


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:13:00 +0000
AroniSmartInvest in Action: CABGY, GIKLY, RYAAY, SMBC, BAK https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-cabgy-gikly-ryaay-smbc-bak https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-cabgy-gikly-ryaay-smbc-bak The US stock market is once again in the midst of challenging uncertainties, but also opportunities.   First, there are persistent weaknesses in the internal oil markets.  The slowing Chinese economy remains of  concern, and  the  Middle East wars have intensified.  The recent Federal Reserve Bank decision to raise interest rates appears to be sending both positive vibes and worries in the markets.  The job market continues to improve,  European economies are slowly coming back from a recession. But, at the same time, some once thought promising economies have shown major weaknesses. These include Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa. 


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Fri, 18 Dec 2015 05:13:00 +0000
AroniStat™ Now in App Store®: Improved User Interraction https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronistat-now-in-app-store-improved-user-interraction https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronistat-now-in-app-store-improved-user-interraction Arob2ap3_thumbnail_AroniStatDistributionsRelations.jpgniStat™, the best Statistical Manual, one of  AroniSmart™ tools,  is available in App Store®. 

What is new AroniStat version 1.1.0™

With the latest improvement in MacOS X ®,   AroniStat™ has been profoundly enhanced to better meet the increasing needs of statisticians seeking to have an efficient electronic reference  tool and manual. What has changed in Version 1.2:


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Technology Solutions Mon, 21 Sep 2015 02:10:00 +0000
AroniSmartInvest™ 4.0.9 in App Store®: Unstructured Text Processing, better Integration with AroniSmartIntelligence https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-4-0-9-in-app-store-unstructured-text-processing-better-integration-with-aronismartintelligence https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-4-0-9-in-app-store-unstructured-text-processing-better-integration-with-aronismartintelligence b2ap3_thumbnail_AroniSmartInvest406RSSXMLBowser_small.png

AroniSmartInvest™, one of the advanced investment research tools, has been updated and  is available in App Store®. 

What is new in AroniSmartInvest™

  • Better integration with AroniSmartIntelligence ™.
  • Optimized XML and Unstructured Text Processing module
  • Ability to extract RSS and web text feeds into a format ready for AroniSmartIntelligence™  Text processing and BigData analytics
  • Optimized market profile analysis

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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Investment Solutions Wed, 19 Aug 2015 02:10:00 +0000
AroniSmartIntelligence 5.1.0 Available: BigData Analysis, with Improved Map - Reduce, Text Mining and Bayesian Network Models https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartintelligence-5-1-0-available-bigdata-analysis-with-improved-map-reduce-text-mining-and-bayesian-network-models https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartintelligence-5-1-0-available-bigdata-analysis-with-improved-map-reduce-text-mining-and-bayesian-network-models The wait is over. Version 5.1.0 of AroniSmartIntelligence™,  the most advanced user friendly statistical and data mining tool for Mac OS X®,  is now available in Apple®'s App Store®.  Those with the previous versions of AroniSmartIntelligence™ are encouraged to download the latest version. The new users of AroniSmartIntelligence™ will not be disappointed: BigData Analysis, with Improved Map - Reduce, Text Mining and Bayesian Network Models, along with the most advanced statistical analysis tools. AroniSmartStat™ users interested in BigData Analysis, Text Mining,  and Advanced Bayesian models are also encouraged to explore AroniSmartIntelligence™.b2ap3_thumbnail_AroniSmartIntelligenceV510_coming.jpg

 What to expect  in AroniSmartIntelligence 5.1.0 vs previous versions

AroniSmartIntelligence™ remains the most advanced tool in the AroniSmart ™ series that includes AroniStat™, AroniSmartStat™ and AroniSmartInvest™. AroniSmartIntelligence™ is a cutting edge statistics,  data mining, and BigData analytics tool, with modules on Data Mining, BigData Analysis, Unstructured Text and Data processing and Bayesian Statistics. The new version has added or improved the following capabilities:


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Technology Solutions Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:58:00 +0000
AroniSmartInvest™ in Action: More affordable stock picks: ANSS, CELG, CPT, EHTH, EXR, FB, LOGM, SSS, THOR, UDR, V https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-more-affordable-stock-picks-anss-celg-cpt-ehth-exr-fb-logm-sss-thor-udr-v https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-more-affordable-stock-picks-anss-celg-cpt-ehth-exr-fb-logm-sss-thor-udr-v Our earlier article AroniSmartInvest ™ in Action included, on the list of stocks to watch, a few expensive stocks (see here). Some of our readers requested an actionable  list with more affordable stocks. After rerunning the model, AroniSmartInvest™ in Action team has identified such a list of more affordable stocks to watch for the upcoming weeks..   


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:13:00 +0000
AroniSmartInvest in Action: AZO, BZC, CMG, CRWN, ELNK, FRS, GOOG, IDEXY,NVR,SNMX, TR, WTM https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-azo-bzc-cmg-crwn-elnk-frs-goog-idexy-nvr-snmx-tr-wtm https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartinvest-in-action-azo-bzc-cmg-crwn-elnk-frs-goog-idexy-nvr-snmx-tr-wtm The US stock market is experiencing a period of challenges and opportunities.   The challenges appear to come from the slowing Chinese economy,  the  continued Middle East wars, and the declining oil prices.  The opportunities may be found from improving European economies, with the Greek crisis finally seeing the light, the significant restructuring of Google, a major tech player,  and the continued discovery of untapped riches in developing economies, especially Africa.   


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Tue, 11 Aug 2015 04:13:00 +0000
Google Finally A Holding Company Under Alphabet Name https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/google-finally-a-holding-company-under-alphabet-name https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/google-finally-a-holding-company-under-alphabet-name Google has decided to reorganize itself into a holding under the name of Alphabet. Google co-founder, Larry Page has announced the  change in Google corporate structure to become a  holding company with a disparate collection of businesses.b2ap3_thumbnail_GoogleLogo.png

The new company, Alphabet, will be run by Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Based on Larry Page's announcement, it appears the new structure may look like this:


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Markets and Stocks Tue, 11 Aug 2015 02:09:11 +0000
AroniSmartIntelligence 5.1.0 Soon Available: BigData Analysis, with Improved Map - Reduce, Text Mining and Bayesian Network Models https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartintelligence-5-1-0-soon-available-bigdata-analysis-with-improved-map-reduce-text-mining-and-bayesian-network-models https://www.aroni.us/aronismartinvest-in-action/entry/aronismartintelligence-5-1-0-soon-available-bigdata-analysis-with-improved-map-reduce-text-mining-and-bayesian-network-models AroniSmartIntelligence™,  the most advanced user friendly statistical and data mining tool for Mac OS X®, continues on its improvement road. Version 5.1.0 will soon be availableb2ap3_thumbnail_AroniSmartIntelligenceV510_coming.jpg

 What to expect  in AroniSmartIntelligence 5.1.0 vs previous versions

AroniSmartIntelligence™ remains  the most advanced tool in the AroniSmart ™ series that includes AroniStat™, AroniSmartStat™ and AroniSmartInvest™. AroniSmartIntelligence™ is a cutting edge statistics,  data mining, and BigData analytics tool, with modules on Data Mining, BigData Analysis, Unstructured Text and Data processing and Bayesian Statistics. The new version has added or improved the following capabilities:


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aroni@aroni.us (AroniSoft) Technology Solutions Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:58:00 +0000