Are you ready to get a jump start on the new year? If you’ve been wanting to brush up your SAS skills or learn something new, there’s no time like a new decade to start! SAS Press is releasing several new books in the upcoming months to help you stay
Did you add "learn something new" to your list of New Year's resolutions? Last week, I wrote about the most popular articles from The DO Loop in 2019. The most popular articles are about elementary topics in SAS programming or univariate statistics because those topics have broad appeal. Advanced topics
With 2018's M4 Forecasting Competition behind us (although analysis, interpretation, and debate continue), the new M5 Competition starts March 2. Running through June 30, M5 is utilizing actual data provided by Walmart. It will be implemented using Kaggle's Platform, with $100,000 in prize money. Forecasting practitioners are encouraged to participate,
The new method tackles the challenge of missing features under the multi-task learning framework. The proposed method is effective for prediction and model estimation when missing data is present.
In the US, we often notice that what starts in California will eventually spread to the rest of the country. Whether it's related to fashion, culture or legal issues, if it starts in the golden state there's a good chance it will spread east in the US. On June 28, 2018, California Governor
Over the past few months, I’ve been working on a fascinating project with one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to apply SAS Viya computer vision to help identify potential quality issues on the production line as part of the validated inspection process. As I know the application of these
Curriculum Pathways started 23 years ago to meet the need for integrated, high quality resources to support teaching and learning in the core disciplines. All of you have made the product what it is today. With the advent of OER (open educational resources) and thousands of other resources for the
The International Journal of Forecasting has published its 2020-Q1 issue, guest edited by Spyros Makridakis and Fotios Petropoulos, and dedicated entirely to results and commentary on the M4 Forecasting Competition. This issue should be of great interest and value to business forecasting practitioners, and you get online access to it
Did I trick you into seeing what this blog is about with its mysterious title? I am going to talk about how to use the FIND function to search text values. The FIND function searches for substrings in character values. For example, you might want to extract all email addresses
We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for us. This is a message we have heard since we were kids. The USDA recommends eating 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. However, nutrition experts and research suggest that more is better, typically agreeing that at least 8-10 servings
"Why are we doing this?" No matter who you are, that’s a question you’ve likely asked yourself more than once. Whether as a child receiving instruction from your parents, or as adults contemplating the reason behind decisions made at work, we are curious by nature. We all carry this innate
The introduction of analytics, machine learning and AI, will equip authorities to find previously undetected insight from their data.