Douze points: Data science and the Eurovision song contest

An epic clash across the continent of Europe Every year since 1956 the nations of Europe (and now beyond) have come together to decide who has the best popular song.  The contest has launched the careers of many global pop stars, most notably the unforgettable Swedish foursome, ABBA.  No one […]

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Why take SAS Training in San Francisco?

Why San Francisco? The Golden Gate Bridge. The Aquarium of the Bay. The best Ramen Noodles. Need more? Our Business knowledge Series offers you four more great reasons to visit San Francisco soon. Data Mining Techniques: Theory and Practice Customer Segmentation Using SAS Enterprise Miner SAS Functions by Example Survival […]

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Basketball tournaments, Moneyball, and sports analytics

A big part of  "winning" these days (be it sports or a business) is performing analytics better than your competition.  This is demonstrated in awe-inspiring fashion in the book (and movie) "Moneyball."  And on that topic, I'd like to show you a few ways SAS can be used to analyze sports data […]

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SAS analysis of the #1 most popular baby names

I'm sure that most of you have seen the really cool interactive Baby Name Voyager, right?  If not, go have a look and try it out (be sure to plug in your name, and the names in your family, and so on). That's a pretty cool application!  ... But it made […]

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SAS Education: Helping to fill the talent gap in analytics

The Analytics conference has just concluded and the unofficial theme of the final day was Big Data. It began with our very first talk, a keynote presentation delivered by Will Hakes, CEO and co-founder of Link Analytics. Will spent the first part of his talk outlining the current state of […]

Calculate your survival chance on the Titanic

On the 10th of April, 1912, the RMS Titanic set out on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean carrying 2,223 passengers. On the 14th of April, it hit an iceberg and sank. There were 1,517 fatalities. Identifying information was not available for all passengers. The titanic dataset describes the survival status […]

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6 questions with data mining expert, John Elder

John F. Elder IV, Ph.D., is President of Elder Research Inc. (ERI), a data mining consulting team.  He has authored innovative data mining tools, is a frequent keynote speaker and was co-chair of the 2009 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference in Paris. His courses on analysis techniques – taught at dozens […]

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Day Two Recap from Analytics 2011

Well Analytics 2011 is officially a wrap. (OK, that’s not completely true, we still have 3 days of post-conference training left to deliver to around 300 attendees.) Now that we’ve reached the end of the event, I can say the conference was a tremendous success in so many ways. Most […]

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Day One at SAS Analytics 2011

Day one of SAS' Analytics 2011 conference is in the books and wow, what a great opening day. As I mentioned in my post from yesterday, Anaytics 2011 is SAS' analytics conference and covers all areas of analytics, including forecasting, data mining, visualization, text mining, and optimization. When I took the stage this morning (with […]

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Greetings from Analytics 2011

Hello everyone. My name is Jerry Oglesby and I’m the Sr. Director of SAS’ Global Academic and Certification Program and the co-chair of SAS’ 14th annual analytics conference, Analytics 2011. For those of you joining us in Orlando starting today (Monday), we’ve put together an impressive program for you and […]

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