There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this year's midterm election, when it comes to counting the ballots ... and I kept hearing the term provisional ballots in the news. But I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't really know much about provisional ballots. I decided to do a
When describing their business model, our customer, Epipoli (one of the leading gift card companies in Europe), tells the story of the ancient Limoncello makers of Italy. Limoncello is an intensely lemon-flavored liqueur famously produced in Sorrento, the Amalfi coast, and the island of Capri. The drink started as a local tradition, but quickly
Se promueve como el fin de semana más esperado, creado para reactivar la economía de México: el Buen Fin, que en su versión 2018 se celebra del 16 al 19 de noviembre. De acuerdo con la Secretaría de Economía (SE), se prevé que la derrama económica de este año supere
The US 'midterm' elections have finally started to wind down, and we finally have some (mostly) finalized results to study. But what's the best way to visualize who won the US congressional seats in each of the 435 districts? Let's dive into this topic!... Preparation For starters, I couldn't find
Over the last few months there have been two disparate themes in my conversations with higher education institutions. The first has been the pervasive and ambitious plans for growth throughout the sector, and the second has been concern over increased competition for students and resources. At first glance, these seem
The insurance industry is one of the late starters in terms of digitisation, even in customer service, where digital networking has literally been imposed. This is largely the result of company size and the associated deadlocked structures, plus legacy systems and processes. These make it difficult to react spontaneously to
JSON is a popular format for data exchange between APIs and some modern databases. It's also used as a way to archive audit logs in many systems. Because JSON can represent hierarchical relationships of data fields, many people consider it to be superior to the CSV format -- although it's
Prior to distributed DATA Step, DATA Step programmers never had to think about achieving repeatable results because DATA Step ran single-threaded and the source SAS7BDAT dataset was stored on disk. But if you need to obtain repeatable results in DATA Step code that runs distributed in CAS, this post provides a workaround that you'll want to keep handy.
Teenagers. I have three boys, and two of them are teenagers. 15 year-old Kav is my middle son, and he gave me permission to share his story here. When he was five, Kav was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, and I'm in awe of how he's accepted this challenging, lifelong
We all know that vegetables are good for us and there are literally thousands of studies over decades of research that tell us this. And many of us know that we don’t eat enough of them. Full of antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and fiber- things your body NEEDS!- vegetables are
An ROC curve graphically summarizes the tradeoff between true positives and true negatives for a rule or model that predicts a binary response variable. An ROC curve is a parametric curve that is constructed by varying the cutpoint value at which estimated probabilities are considered to predict the binary event.
Il numero di modelli utilizzati dagli operatori nel settore finanziario, nel corso degli ultimi anni, è aumentato significativamente, dal 10 al 25% annuo presso le grandi istituzioni (“The evolution of model risk management” – February 2017 By Ignacio Crespo, Pankaj Kumar, Peter Noteboom and Marc Taymans). Gran parte dei nuovi
In many grocery stores throughout the country, the acronym “WIC” accompanies a number of the food items on the shelves. The letters stand for the federal “Women, Infants and Children” program that provides nutritional food to pregnant women and their young children who are in need. While this is a
SAS is launching the SAS Student Series, which bundles thousands of dollars’ worth of training and certification materials into an affordable package for university students and recent graduates.