Congratulations to Rick Wicklin for 10 Years of The Do Loop


Congratulations to Rick Wicklin for 10 Years of The Do Loop

Rick Wicklin

Rick Wicklin, author of The Do Loop

I want to take a moment to congratulate my colleague Rick Wicklin on the 10th Anniversary of his blog, The Do Loop.

Rick is Distinguished Researcher in Computational Statistics at SAS, and our most prolific blogger with nearly 1,200 posts. It isn't just the quantity of his blogs which distinguishes him -- it is the quality of his content. With apologies to Sum 41, Rick's blogs are "all killer no filler." While industry benchmarks show 3 minutes is a really good time-on-page average, the average time-on-page for The Do Loop is over 7 minutes!

Thanks to Rick and all he contributes to the fields of statistical and computational algorithms, statistical graphics, simulation, efficiency, and data analysis -- and please check out The Do Loop.


About Author

Mike Gilliland

Product Marketing Manager

Michael Gilliland is a longtime business forecasting practitioner and formerly a Product Marketing Manager for SAS Forecasting. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters, and is Associate Editor of their practitioner journal Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. Mike is author of The Business Forecasting Deal (Wiley, 2010) and former editor of the free e-book Forecasting with SAS: Special Collection (SAS Press, 2020). He is principal editor of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions (Wiley, 2015) and Business Forecasting: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Wiley, 2021). In 2017 Mike received the Institute of Business Forecasting's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021 his paper "FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices" was inducted into the Foresight Hall of Fame. Mike initiated The Business Forecasting Deal blog in 2009 to help expose the seamy underbelly of forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

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