AutoHotkey has pretty straight-forward If-Then-Else logic however it can take quite a few lines of code to do some simple evaluations. Ternary Operators are a great way to write short / concise code in one line! 🙂
The basic form is that you first evaluate a condition.If the value resolves to being true, the first parameter is returned. If it is False, the second parameter is returned.
SPSS Macros drastically reduce the time needed to run factor analysis and creating summary variables. In the video below I demonstrate how you can greatly increase the speed at which you analyze your data as well as creating the new variables with summary factor scores.
By running Factor analysis twice (but changing the output) you can make it much easier to create summary variables once you’re happy with your solution!
Video demonstrating SPSS Macro running Factor Analysis
Years ago I helped a company that worked in the financial industry review where their current locations are and where FDIC Banks were located. The GIS data was available for free from the FDIC. If you spend some time you can merged the files together and look at it longitudinally. The below map was particularly helpful in deciding where a new branch/office should be located. I also imported the locations of competitors however I cannot share this data as it is too revealing.
I used Microsoft’s MapPoint to create the below map. It is no longer with us however this would be easy to repeat with Google Maps.
Here’s a great book to get ideas on conveying data visually
I have a lot of friends that work in sales and spend an awful lot of time (manually) trying to find new sales leads. There are a lot of sources out there (LinkedIn, Hoovers, InfoUSA, etc. ) which allow you to use a web browser for searching through their database. Others open up access to their data by way of an webservice API.