Mapping 206 hospitals in 29 states!

If you're a really big company, with many locations around the country, how do you keep track of all that? ... With a great map, of course! I recently read a CNN article about the Community Health Systems network being hacked - exposing the names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays […]

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What's trending in your neck of the woods?

"Trending" is one of those words that's trending these days, as we verbify everything. And if you understood that, then you'll probably love this blog! :-) For those of you not hip to the lingo ('hip' meaning 'knowing about and following the newest styles, fashions, etc.'), dictionary.com defines trending as "to emerge […]

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If US state borders were redrawn -- which new state would you live in?

Find out which state you'll live in, if the US state borders are redrawn so we have 50 states with equal population! (Don't worry! - This is just a fun/hypothetical "what if" blog!) To get you in the mood for this topic, here's a picture of one of the many […]

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Live long and prosper ... but how long?

I bet a lot of SAS users know where the phrase "Live Long and Prosper" comes from ... but can we use SAS software to also help analyze 'how long'? This blog posting shows several different kinds of SAS graphs that can help answer such a question! Let's start with […]

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Learn more about SAS and the state where it's made!

This blog post describes a neat example of some cool SAS capabilities, and also teaches you a little more about the state where SAS software is made... Here at the SAS headquarters in Cary, NC, the main TV news channel is WRAL TV5. And my favorite segment during the news is Scott […]

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A visual analysis of rising sea levels

In light of the recent reports that glaciers in Antarctica are melting, what SAS graphs might be useful in analyzing the data?... When floating sea ice melts (such as at the North Pole), it doesn't raise the sea level - but when ice on land melts (such as glaciers at […]

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Analyzing 60 years of tornado data with an animation

With tornadoes in the news lately, I wondered how I might could use SAS to analyze tornado data. How about animating 60 years of tornado path data? ... I was using Google to search for ways to analyze tornado data, and found an example on ustornadoes.com that animates the tornado […]

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Building a better meningitis map

You've all heard about the recent meningitis outbreak, right? Being  a data-guy and a map-guy, I went looking for maps related to the outbreak.  I found the following map on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.  It shows the states that received the recalled drug used in epidurals (for back […]

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It be "International Talk Like a Pirate" day - Arrr!!!

Avast Mateys!  Did you know that International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up?!? (September 19) Here's the official website, if you'd like more info. And what better way to get into the spirit of things than to use SAS/GRAPH to plot some real pirate data - Arrrr!!! Here's […]

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What cities have the worst (and best) commute to work?

A while back, I had seen the following map on the CEOs for Cities website.  It seemed like an interesting topic and an interesting map, but I just couldn't grok what their map was saying ... So I decided to download the data and create my own map with SAS.  I […]

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