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HPCC Systems blog contributors are engineers and data scientists who for years have enabled LexisNexis customers to use big data to fulfill critical missions, gain competitive advantage, or unearth new discoveries. Check this blog regularly for insights into how HPCC Systems technology can put big data to work for your own organization.

Cassandra Walker on 07/11/2019
This ECL Tip spotlights the Enterprise Control Language (ECL) TABLE function. The TABLE function is a versatile tool for ETL (extract, transform, load) operations, and was one of the first ECL statements available, well before the family of TRANSFORM functions.
Cassandra Walker on 06/26/2019
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death among women, with about half a million new cases worldwide in 2018 (WHO, 2018). 90% of cervical cancer deaths occur in low resource settings. This mortality could be reduced through effective prevention, screening, and treatment programs.
Cassandra Walker on 06/12/2019
This ECL Tip spotlights the top ten most common Enterprise Control Language (ECL) compiler/runtime errors, and how to correct them. Developers often encounter these specific errors while learning ECL. Most of these errors are easy to fix, but it is important to understand what the error message is saying and what needs to be corrected.
Cassandra Walker on 05/07/2019
This ECL Tip spotlights the Enterprise Control Language (ECL) SET and the functions that incorporate SET. ECL SET is a useful tool in query design and processing. One of the most common applications for ECL SET is to simplify code by eliminating multiple “OR” conditions in a filter.
Cassandra Walker on 04/03/2019
The Enterprise Control Language (ECL) LOOP function has always been a powerful, yet tough function to understand and use. For this reason, changes were made to the HPCC Systems ECL Language Reference manual. The documentation updates make it easier to understand and effectively use the ECL LOOP function.
Cassandra Walker on 02/15/2019
Chris Gropp, a PhD student at Clemson University, spoke at HPCC Systems Tech Talk 10, focusing on how to plan effectively at the start of a machine learning research project to achieve a successful outcome. This blog shares his experience on how to ask the right questions with machine learning, by taking a step back and carefully examining the requirements.