The data I was analyzing was about “trust.” Maybe that’s what got me thinking about Stephen Sondheim, the Broadway composer and lyricist of musicals like Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods and the lyricist for West Side Story. Trust is a heavy emotional topic. Developmental psychologists
The forecast is frightening: Robots will take over all manual labor and self-generating code will automatically spin out the algorithms once developed by statisticians and programmers. Humans will become obsolete. What will mere mortals do all day long? Ride captive as our self-driving cars take us on a sentimental journey
For thousands of years, the human experience has been recorded by storytellers. Stories tell the tale of our lives: beginning, middle and end. Stories document the triumphs and tragedies of heroes and villains and everything in between. Human beings are storytellers -- it's a trait as uniquely human as an
I brushed aside some sawdust on the workbench and set my laptop down. It wasn’t really mine. SAS Library Services had kindly lent me a new laptop for the “Making Sense of Sensor Data” workshop at UNC’s BEaM Makerspace. I had just set the laptop down…in sawdust. Like any normal
Will the Internet of Things (IoT) create a web of connected devices that make our lives better or an infinite infestation of annoying devices invading our privacy for no good reason? I don't know. I do know that the answer is going to depend less on the technology and more
A colleague and I were looking for a good example of how analysts used to use graphics to report data, a data visualization before and after, so to speak. We needed a good "before" screenshot for a “before and after” comparison for our SAS Global Forum 2015 paper, Visualizing Clinical Trial Data.
Both the fiscal crisis and the swine flu pandemic have caused a great deal of worry and panic. Worry is sometimes a good defense, but panic only leads to more panic and that only leads to more trouble. At the same time, both crises have brought to light the importance
(Sometimes the ROI is never having to say you're sorry.) 5000 BC: Grog uses two sticks and four rocks to graph the upward trend in sales of his new invention, the wheel. 3200 BC: Sumerian analysts predict the world's use of letters will be greater than Mesopotamia's supply of clay