The management of the COVID-19 vaccination program is one of the most complex tasks in modern history. Even without the added complications of administering the vaccine during a pandemic, the race to vaccinate the populations who need it most all while maintaining the necessary cold-storage protocols, meeting double dose requirements,
SAS Cloud solutions on Azure help banks by delivering reliable stress test results fast.
When I purchased my Instant Pot a few years ago I didn’t think twice about having the Yogurt function included because I knew I would never make homemade yogurt. Bacteria, fermentation, boil, cool, incubate…so much potential room for error…no thanks. However, I finally got up the nerve to give it
SAS' Leonid Batkhan demonstrates a popular "divide-and-conquer" efficiency strategy using SAS/Connect®.
Many countries in Europe have in previous years experienced increased price competition for general insurance products. Especially in Southern Europe, the competition has been very fierce, fueled by online price comparison websites. In Spain, Portugal and Greece, there has been a substantial drop in average premiums for products like motor,
As I discussed in a previous article, the simple block bootstrap is a way to perform a bootstrap analysis on a time series. The first step is to decompose the series into additive components: Y = Predicted + Residuals. You then choose a block length (L) that divides the total
Through the M4 and M5 competitions, we've seen the promising performance of machine learning approaches in generating forecasts. The SAS whitepaper "Assisted Demand Planning Using Machine Learning for CPG and Retail" describes a role for ML in augmenting the demand planning by guiding the review and override of statistical forecasts.
Last week I read an article that suggested writing a “done” list at the end of each day before identifying the 2-3 priority “to do” items for tomorrow. Ok, I’ll bite. Over the last several months I have been trying all sorts of organization and efficiency habits, so I decided
From mental health to biodiversity, SAS is committed to using data for social innovation, committing our resources, analytics expertise and software to tackle global issues. It's a vital undertaking, and we can't do it alone -- strategic partnerships are key to these efforts. Here's a quick overview of our top
On The DO Loop blog, I write about a diverse set of topics, including statistical data analysis, machine learning, statistical programming, data visualization, simulation, numerical analysis, and matrix computations. In a previous article, I presented some of my most popular blog posts from 2020. The most popular articles often deal
If you've been stuck at home a lot lately, and think you have run out of movies to watch -- think again! Here is a list of big-budget movies you might not have seen, because they flopped (lost lots of money). Follow along as I show you how I created
Trusting myself, my body, my sensations, and my experience has been monumental in helping me sustain active living and well being. Fitness must address the human being, not just the human body and staying well requires me to trust my intuition, my experience, and my own tolerance to challenges. It