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Education Makes a More Shared Financial Responsibility

Over 57% Canadians of age 18 years or older have college or university degree. According to the Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) from Statistics Canada, people with high education are much more likely to share responsibilities of paying regular bills. For example, 28% of people with the university graduate degree share responsibility equally […]

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Young Canadians Are Eager to Acquire Financial Knowledge

In the year 2014 Statistics Canada conducted the Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) among population 18 years of age and over living in Canada. This survey provides insights on Canadians’ knowledge, abilities, and behaviour concerning financial decision-making. Manifold has been studying this survey and mining patterns of consumer financial behavior. […]

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Manifold Presented and Exhibited at BIG DATA TORONTO

We gave a talk on “A Transition from Old to New Techniques of Trade Area Analysis” at the BIG DATA TORONTO Conference and Trade Show on June 12th and 13th, 2018. Using examples, we discussed how to move from the traditional and static trade area (circles, drive time, gravity models) to the real life dynamic […]

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Fields Institute

Manifold Hosts at Big Data and Informatics Analytics Conference

Manifold’s principal Dr. Zhen Mei hosted a business application session of data mining at the Conference on Big Data and Informatics Analytics on September 18 – 22, 2017 at The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, 222 College Street, Second Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1. The Fields Institute is a centre for mathematical research […]

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2016 Census: The Best Ever

  Census 2016 was officially taken on May 10th, 2016. According to Statistics Canada, the Census 2016 is the best one of the last 350 years since the first Census in year 1666. Firstly, the response rate (98.4%) of overall collection of Census 2016 is outstanding and best ever. Secondly, response rates to individual questions […]

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Statistical Analysis and Approximate Models

  Statistical Analysis consists often of two parts. With a real big data an analyst will start with Explorative Data Analysis, e.g., Histograms Distribution Analysis Q-Q Plots (Quantile-Quantile) Goodness-of-Fit Tests Scatter Plots Outliers Identification and Analysis Diagnostics Transformations Tests of Independence Correlation Analysis Based on the insight gained from the Explorative Data Analysis, the data analyst […]

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National Housing Survey 2011 and Manifold Current Year Estimates

  Census 2011 was conducted on May 10th, 2011 with a mandatory short form of Census Questionnaire and a voluntary National Household Survey (NHS), which replaced the historical mandatory long form of census questionnaire.   The mandatory short form consisted of 10 questions and was required by law to be filled by all Canadian households. […]

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