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Here in the US, we typically use top level domains such as .com, .gov, and .org. I guess we were one of the first countries to start using web domains in a big way, and therefore we kind of got squatter's rights. As other countries started using the web, they
A vector plot draws a line from one point in a graph to another point. In this blog, I will show you how to create short vectors instead of vectors that emanate from the origin. I also show how to modify the positions of the vector labels.
Today in higher education, savvy users expect to have the information they need to make data-informed decisions at their fingertips. As such, leaders in institutional research (IR) are under pressure to provide these users with accurate data, reports and analyses. IR has been tasked with transforming data and reports in
There have been several polarizing topics throughout history, such as religion & political affiliation. And for software developers there's one more biggie ... tabs -vs- spaces! Which group is right? Perhaps the opinion of the better programmers should have more weight(?) Is there a metric we can use to determine whether
Are you looking for an insurance policy online? Want access 24/7? Ever wondered why many insurance giants are not yet fully digital? Digitization is not yet common among traditional insurance companies, although it has already happened in other industries and in insurance technology (InsurTech) companies. This is perhaps surprising, because
A Stem and Leaf plot is a visual that can help quickly visualize the distribution of the data. This graph was particularly useful before the advent of modern statistical graphs including the Histogram and Box Plot. One nice feature of the plot is it shows the actual values in the
A frequently requested statistical graph is the scatter plot by with discrete categories along with mean value for each category. Searching for a "Scatter with Mean" will return a lot of requests for such a graph in SAS, Stata, R and other statistical software. Such a graph is very easy
If countries have a similar median age, does that mean they are also similar in other ways? My best guess at an answer is - probably. Perhaps if we plot the data on a map, we'll be able to see the answer more clearly. I first started thinking about this
When I was in college, I lived in the Alexander dorm, where each room had an American student and an International student. I learned a lot about the rest of the world, and I also heard a lot of different languages being spoken. I'm really impressed when I hear people
In May and June I will tour the Nordics presenting the new experience working with SAS Visual Analytics. It struck me how powerful visualization tools are today, easy to use, drag ‘n’ drop interfaces and with a few clicks you can do things we didn’t thought was possible just a
If you were a fan of the original Star Trek television series, you probably remember lots of little details about the show. And you might even feel sorry for the people who don't get the clever references you make to things from the show. If you're that person, then you'll
On a recent trip I met a long time user and early adopter of ODS Graphics who started using GTL with SAS 9.1.3, even before it was released as production with SAS 9.2. This user has presented many papers at SGF on GTL and some hands-on sessions on ODS Graphics Designer.
A picture tells a thousand words.We’ve all heard this so many times that it has become a cliché. And we have perhaps started to believe that the picture itself doesn’t matter all that much. If you are finding it hard to explain the story in your data, why not just
Unser Interviewpartner Marius Gödtel ist Leiter des Competence Centers Business Intelligence IT-Consulting bei der adesso AG, einem IT-Dienstleister im BI-Umfeld. Marius Gödtel ist ehemaliger Geschäftsführer der flitcon GmbH, die seit 01. Juli 2016 Teil der adesso AG ist. Herr Gödtel, wie präsentieren Sie die adesso AG auf dem SAS Forum in
This past weekend, I was a volunteer helping with an Ironman 70.3 race. I was really impressed & inspired by the athletes ... I was also excited about the quantity and variety of data generated by this type of race (compared to a regular marathon). And as a 'graph guy' I
La digital transformation spazza come un vento tutti i settori industriali e promette di essere un motore per la competitività, la produttività e l’occupazione. Investire sul miglioramento delle competenze e il rafforzamento dei profili professionali è il punto di partenza per attuare la trasformazione di cui tanto si parla. Partendo
Refining your data for effective reports is even easier in the 8.1 release of SAS Visual Analytics. In this blog post, I’ll take a look at the data pane, how it displays data from your active data source, and a few tasks that you might want to perform, such as
As a kid who grew up in the 60s & 70s, I was a big fan of the original Star Trek TV series. And in the years since, I have seen lots of the Star Trek “technology” become a reality: cellphones, portable tablet computers, talking computers (Alexa/Siri), etc. But I
To stack the deck means to cheat or to fix something so a desired outcome is achieved. This term originated in card games, but can also be applied to other things. And here, I apply it (both metaphorically and literally) to creating a better graph! I recently saw the following
Did you know that you can make a graph extend across multiple pages? Making a multipage graph poses no problem for ODS Graphics---you simply use a BY variable to create page breaks. Most of the work involves deciding where to break pages and properly labeling continuations.
There are several exciting new features available in SAS Visual Analytics 8.1 that I know will excite you; this blog will show you how you can now configure cascading prompts for the Report Prompt and Page Prompt areas! Prior to SAS Visual Analytics 8.1 there was a way to use parameters to configure cascading prompts for
North Carolina is a very diverse state - especially when it comes to outdoor recreation opportunities. This weekend you could go hiking or kayaking in the mountains, watch a hot air balloon festival near Raleigh, and go wind surfing or fishing at the coast. And if you've got your SCUBA
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According to Hyndman and Fan ("Sample Quantiles in Statistical Packages," TAS, 1996), there are nine definitions of sample quantiles that commonly appear in statistical software packages. Hyndman and Fan identify three definitions that are based on rounding and six methods that are based on linear interpolation. This blog post shows
When presenting information in form of a graph we show the data and let the reader draw the inferences. However, often one may want to draw the attention of the reader towards some aspect of the graph or data. For one such case, a user asked how to highlight one
These days, more and more people move to where the work is. And for many people in Europe, that 'where' is Germany. I recently saw a map of Germany, that showed which country had the most foreigners living in each area. It was an interesting map, but I thought I might
In recent years, solar panels have become much more economical, and therefore more popular. But because of the curvature of the Earth, the angle at which you need to install the panels varies, depending on where you live. In this example, I demonstrate how to visualize this kind of data