Predixion Offers Free Analytics Software To Universities

Predixion Software, a Southern California-based provider of predictive analytics tools, has officially launched a program to provide its software free of charge to universities around the world.

In a phone interview with InformationWeek, Predixion Software CEO Simon Arkell said the program has two main goals: To give students hands-on experience in using predictive analytics to develop data models, and to seed businesses with workers who are trained on — or at least familiar with — Predixion’s software.

The software “is cloud-based, so it’s readily accessible by anyone who has Excel and an Internet connection,” said Arkell. “We’re already being used by a number of universities, [where] students learn data mining and predictive analytics without having to be pure data scientists.”

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