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Customer Spotlight: Performance Genetics

Posted by Jess Lin

05.11.2013 10:00 AM

We have amazing customers doing even more amazing things with their data. As we hear from our customers with their stories, we will be sharing them with you here on our blog. Hopefully they will help inspire you to think about what more you could be doing with your own data! Contact us if you have a case study using Eureqa you would like to share as well.

describe the imagePerformance Genetics empowers their customers to make confident purchasing decisions at yearling and two-year-old training sales. Using a combination of practical horse knowledge and horsemanship along with an intensely computational approach to data, they are able to spot elite potential in not-yet-raced horses. Knowing the key data points for generating an accurate prediction and being able to gather and analyze those data points quickly is critical in giving Performance Genetics an edge in the sale ring.

CEO Byron Rogers tried out Eureqa after his partner, Alan Porter, saw the software featured in a New Scientist article. Using Eureqa to analyze a historical data set, Rogers quickly determined that the tool returned powerful models that were immediately applicable in the field. Eureqa’s models were able to simplify the prediction algorithm with no loss to accuracy, generating improved algorithms with fewer data points. This had the added benefit of not only allowing Rogers to generate predictions on the field more quickly, but also freeing him to focus on capturing more nuances in the remaining, key data points. “As with the biomechanical data, I expect that Eureqa’s ability to pick out the important data points in these other areas, along with its ability to make use of prior solutions, will be integral in the development of a unified model,” he says. “It’s going to be very interesting.”

For more details, read the full case study here!

Topics: Case study, Eureqa, Modeling Outputs

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