This is the second post in my series about a computer vision project I worked on at SAS. In my previous post, I talked about my initial research and excitement for the project. In this post, I’ll talk about how I refined my goals and got started with the project
Beginning with SAS® 9.4, you can embed graphics output within HTML output using the ODS HTML5 destination. This technique works with SAS/GRAPH® procedures (such as GPLOT and GCHART), SG procedures (such as SGPLOT and SGRENDER), and when you create graphics output with ODS Graphics enabled. Most (if not all) existing
When we talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and ethics, we are not referring primarily to dystopian applications in which an autonomous robot stubbornly makes decisions about life and death without human control in Terminator fashion. Of course, this does not mean that a critical discourse, for example, on autonomous weapons,
With the US census coming in 2020, I've decided to sharpen my skills at graphing census data. And today I'm working on creating a population pyramid chart to analyze the age and gender distribution. Follow along if you'd like to see how to create such a chart ... or jump
Some say that the insurance industry is a long, quiet river on which stately steamships cruise. Others say it is a shark tank where only the strongest survive. Which is right? The answer is both. The insurance market is clearly mature, with a limited scope of action for individual players.
In honor of Black History Month, let’s showcase a few African American mathematicians who have made their mark in the teaching profession. Elbert Frank Cox (1895-1969) was the first black person in the world to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. In 1917, Cox earned his undergraduate degree from the University of
Each week in February, your Work/Life team has invited therapists and dating professionals in the community to respond to questions about relationships. For our second blog in this series, we asked our experts... How do you prepare your children to have authentic romantic relationships? Kate Freiman-Fox, Ph.D. Matchmaking, Date and
Every day, military intelligence analysts sit behind computers reading a never-ending stream of reports, updating presentation templates and writing assessments. But intelligence is more than documenting events and sharing breaking news. It involves understanding and predicting complexities in human behavior across various organizational constructs and using facets of information to
SAS has worked with our exam delivery partners to integrate a live lab into an exam, which can be delivered anywhere, anytime, on-demand.
Modern customer intelligence systems give managers the ability to track key success factors. This means they can make better decisions about the allocation of physical and financial resources and improve strategic planning. This blog post builds on previous articles about how customer intelligence can support marketing and discusses its integration
With or without food? Morning, midday or evening? How should I take my supplements? How and when you take supplements is just as important as which supplements you take. The timing and quality of supplements determine how many nutrients your body is actually able to absorb and use.
This Is the third and final installment of a series of posts discussing promising use cases in retail and the benefits of adopting IoT technologies in 2019. What will be the ground-breaking new application of IoT and analytics that drives an epiphany and spurs widespread adoption? In previous posts, I discussed
Process mining is an analytical method that can be used to improve business processes. It has been applied at hundreds of organisations across many sectors, including banking, manufacturing, telecommunications and health care. In each case, organisations have found that they have been able to reduce the time required to run
Multi-tenancy is one of the exciting new capabilities of SAS Viya. Because it is so new, there is quite a lot of misinformation going around about it. I would like to offer you five key things to know about multi-tenancy before implementing a project using this new paradigm. All tenants
For our February Relationship Series, Candice Creasman sat down with Work/Life to share her insights into patterns that can occur in dating and relationships. There are three recordings in this post, we invite you to listen to one or all three! Candice Creasman, PhD is a Licensed Professional
This episode covers one of the greatest challenges in Dutch data science: how to distribute €43 billion (no, that’s not a typo) among all Dutch health care insurers in a fair, equal and transparent way. To learn more, I visited the biggest health insurer of the country, Zilveren Kruis, and
During each minute you spend reading this article, 18 people will die of cancer. With each tick of the clock, your odds of becoming one of them increases: age is one of the primary risk factors for cancer. Take Nancy. She is a normal, active, healthy woman. Inside her body
As one of SAS' newest systems engineers, recently joining the Americas Artificial Intelligence Team, I’m incredibly excited to gain expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning. I also look forward to applying my knowledge to enable others to leverage the advanced technologies that SAS offers. However, as a recent graduate
Life phases Wild salmon spend the first phase of their lives in rivers, developing through stages as they make their way downstream to the estuary. Here they embark on the second phase of life, swimming in the open ocean and eventually returning to the river to spawn. Analytical models are
As a high school English teacher, I faced a dilemma every February. Throughout the year, I assigned texts by African American writers, including Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston. After all, their voices were central to any discussion of American literature. For Black History Month, however,
Expect to lose time if you don't include a data steward in your project until you're reviewing the data model.
Have you ever run a regression model in SAS but later realize that you forgot to specify an important option or run some statistical test? Or maybe you intended to generate a graph that visualizes the model, but you forgot? Years ago, your only option was to modify your program
Regular expressions are a powerful method for finding specific patterns in text. The syntax of regular expressions is intimidating, but once you've solved a few pattern-recognition problems with regex, you'll never go back to your old methods.
Plotting just your data often helps you gain insight into how it has changed over time. But what if you want to know why it changed? Although correlation does not always imply causation, it is often useful to graph multiple things together, that might logically be related. For example, recessions
Creating a map with SAS Visual Analytics begins with the geographic variable. This blog post explains the first type of geography variable that VA supports: predefined. Future posts will cover the other two types of geography variables in VA: custom coordinates and custom polygons.
Each day, more than 130 Americans die from opioid overdoses. Combating the opioid epidemic begins with understanding it, and that begins with data. SAS recently partnered with graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy to understand how data mining and machine
Each week in February, your Work/Life team has invited therapists and dating professionals in the community to respond to questions about relationships. To kick off this series, we asked our experts… How do you keep from losing yourself in a relationship—new or longstanding? Kate Freiman-Fox, Ph.D. Matchmaking, Date and Relationship
February may be a short month, but it's packed: Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day...and the flu. Flu season is a lot like watching a sunrise. When flu season begins each Oct 1 there is a great sense of anticipation as the HCC administers thousands of flu shots and begins reporting flu and influenza-type illnesses to
Recently, I worked on a cybersecurity project that entailed processing a staggering number of raw text files about web traffic. Millions of rows had to be read and parsed to extract variable values. The problem was complicated by the varying records composition. Each external raw file was a collection of