How can we leverage big data technology to run efficient mines?

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This week, I had a conversation with a colleague that led me to think about how little we are using the available data at mines to facilitate better decision-making. And, consequently, how little advantage we take of the large amounts … Continue reading

Applying statistics in mine engineering using Excel: Part 2 — Regression

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In the second part of this series, I intend to show how to use the Excel data analysis toolpak to do more advanced linear regression analysis. If you did not get the chance to read the first installment of this … Continue reading

Applying statistics in mine engineering using Excel: Part 1 — Comparing two data sets

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Most engineers I know do not apply advanced statistical tools in their work. Whatever the reasons this, it is a detriment to engineering work. In this series, my goal is to show some applications of these techniques to mine engineering … Continue reading