Getting answers with econometrics

Someone once boiled down econometrics for me by explaining -- it’s all about answering the “why.” It’s especially important for companies wanting to know the answers to important questions like… Why are customers buying this product? Why are customers not buying my product? If you’re ready to start investigating the […]

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How to plot a forecast and confidence interval

The farther you try to forecast into the future, the less certain you are -- how can you represent that graphically? One way is to draw a shaded/colored "confidence interval" around your forecast line, but this is something a lot of SAS users have trouble with. That's why I decided to create […]

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Saving lives in the emergency dept. with analytics and forecasting

Reacting to the demand in the rapidly changing environment of an emergency department can be a major challenge. Frequent mismatches between patient need and the health care professionals available to provide that care can result in significant human and financial costs. Analytics 2013 Orlando presenters, Kevin Armstrong of Vanderbilt University […]

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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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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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Moving standard deviation

Dear Miss SAS Answers, I am having a tough time developing SAS code to determine volatility ( i.e.: the moving standard deviation using GARCH approach). I need a conditional volatility measure of exchange rate from past 40 years. I have data from the past 50 years, and I would like to determine volatility using […]

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We Wanted to Call It "All the Statistics You Missed in B-School"

Happy New Year!! This is a good time to think about what was going on here in SAS Education one year ago, and to introduce you to a big project that I'm really excited to "take public." In January 2010 (as well as throughout 2009), we kept getting cries for […]

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What do Simon Cowell, Elvis Presley and SAS have in common?

Larry LaRusso is the Editor of SAS Training Report. His editorial letter from the May issue was so good, I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy! If you had to choose the Simon Cowell of the mid-1900s, you'd be hard-pressed to pick someone more qualified than James Rae […]

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