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SAS Events | Students & Educators
Paula Henderson 0
Former US Chief Technology Officer encourages STEM diversity

Former U.S. Chief Technology officer Megan Smith stressed the importance of continued investments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in her keynote address at SAS Analytics Experience, sharing a quote from George Washington. In his first address to Congress, in 1790, Washington said, “There is nothing which can better

Analytics | Customer Intelligence | Internet of Things
Lonnie Miller 0
How to monetize connected vehicles with analytics and mobility services

For the last two years, I’ve spent time listening to and brainstorming with automakers, their suppliers and other technology companies about how to monetize connected vehicle data. This involves: Data that’s offloaded from a roving vehicle fleet (cars, trains, semi-trucks, farm tractors, you name it!). Data coming from driving-related mobile apps used

Advanced Analytics | Analytics | Data Management | Fraud & Security Intelligence
Sandra Hernandez 0
Fintech, de rivales a aliadas de los bancos tradicionales

  Hace un poco más de un lustro, cuando las Fintech –startups tecnológicas que operan en el sector financiero- comenzaron a sonar fuerte en el mercado, se creyó que eran una amenaza para el tradicional sector financiero, su modelo de negocio y las compañías que allí operaban; hoy, lejos de ser calificadas como el enemigo, se han convertido en el

Advanced Analytics | Artificial Intelligence | Machine Learning
Jos van Dongen 0
Dutch Data Science, part 4: Rijkswaterstaat RWS

The fourth edition of the series brings me to Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch government agency responsible for the main connecting infrastructure in the Netherlands (roads, bridges, waterways and water systems). I talked with Bas van Essen who’s responsible for RWS Datalab, the big data lab within Rijkswaterstaat (RWS). Company Overview RWS

Analytics | Data Management
Jeremy Racine 0
Behavioral health remains a blind spot in health IT

Behavioral health information technology (HIT) adoption efforts have struggled and are still plagued by a number of challenges. Since 2011, the federal government has incentivized the industry to the tune of $37 billion. However, according to US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) “psychologists, community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and others

Analytics
Sandra Hernandez 0
Del Blockchain, el Bitcoin y las Petromonedas a la Analítica de SAS

No cabe duda que la tecnología Blockchain está llamada a ser una de las grandes revoluciones en el mundo en los próximos años. Se ha llegado a afirmar que hará por las transacciones lo que internet ha hecho por la información y las comunicaciones; va a cambiar definitivamente la forma

Analytics | Data for Good | Machine Learning | SAS Events
Steve Bennett 0
How federal civilian agencies can improve outcomes with analytics

From national parks and healthcare to taxes and nutrition, federal civilian agencies feature an incredibly large and diverse set of missions. These agencies oversee almost every aspect of American life with an endless sea of projects, programs and general oversight. But, as Deloitte Consulting’s Mark Urbanczyk said during a recent

Analytics | Data Management | Fraud & Security Intelligence
David Kennedy 0
How law enforcement can use analytics to combat the opioid epidemic

A steady drumbeat of news coverage makes one thing clear: Opioid abuse is rising and has reached epidemic levels throughout our country. Overdoses from the diversion and abuse of prescription opioids are one cause of the surge in deaths. Overdoses from heroin and other illicit synthetic opioids (such as heroin,

Data Visualization | Learn SAS | Programming Tips
Sanjay Matange 0
Little things go a long way

In my previous post, I described a new options to control the widths of the caps for Whiskers, Error and Limit bars.  This topic could have been titled "Little things go a long way", as such details really make for a good graph. In a similar manner, another detail issue

Analytics | Data for Good
Roderick Crawford 0
Where’s the good in data? How analytics is transforming government decision-making

Undoubtedly, the unifying ambition of everyone who serves in government is to do good for the local communities, regions and countries they serve. What I’m interested in is how departments and agencies arrive at those decisions, verify them and even predict their outcomes so that they know with some degree

Analytics | Data Management | Fraud & Security Intelligence
John Stultz 0
US government, analytics researchers step up fight against improper payments

  Improper payments continue to plague the federal government, though many actions are in motion to help turn the tide. The Trump Administration’s Building a Better America: A Plan for Fiscal Responsibility, released in July 2017, emphasizes reducing improper payments, currently estimated by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to total

Analytics | Artificial Intelligence | Fraud & Security Intelligence | Machine Learning
Jen Dunham 0
Considering fraud-fighting with machine learning and artificial intelligence?

Any look back at analytics in 2017 makes it clear that machine learning and artificial intelligence appear to be the ‘next big things’ that can solve just about any problem, from writing new hit songs to curing disease. Not one to buy into the hype, I became curious as to

Data Visualization | Learn SAS | Programming Tips
Sanjay Matange 0
Spark grid

The 25th annual SESUG conference was held at in the SAS campus this week.  I had the opportunity to meet and chat with many users and attend many excellent presentations.  I will write about those that stood out (graphically) in my view. One excellent presentation was on "Methods for creating

Analytics | Data Management | Fraud & Security Intelligence
Michael Davis 0
Capital flight facilitators: Tracking terrorist financing

I wish this were a blog about a new super-affordable airline, but instead capital flight is the illegal movement of money from its country of origin, transit or destination. This movement of money through facilitators is creating a hyper-breed of criminal enterprise using the regulations of the world’s financial systems

Data Visualization | Learn SAS | Programming Tips
Sanjay Matange 0
Legend order redux

Once in a while you run into a pesky situation that is hard to overcome without resorting to major surgery.  Such a situation occurs when you have a stacked bar chart with a discrete legend positioned vertically on the side of the graph.  A simple example is shown below. title

Data Visualization | Learn SAS | Programming Tips
Sanjay Matange 0
Legend items

Plot statements included in the graph definition can contribute to the legend(s).  This can happen automatically, or can be customized using the KEYLEGEND statement.  For plot statements that are classified by a group variable, all of the unique group values are displayed in the legend, along with their graphical representation

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