The current state of policy enforcement during an infectious disease pandemic is mostly reactive. Public health officials track changes in active cases, identify hot-spots and enforce containment policies primarily based on geographic proximity. By combining telecommunications data -- which we turn into mobility information -- with public health data of
Planning balanced meals that everyone in the house will eat, grocery shopping, cooking mostly from scratch, teasing through the latest superfoods and fad diets…it’s all overwhelming. We get it! For starters, there is no perfect meal or snack. Don’t try to aim for perfection- it’s a recipe for disaster! Everyone’s
The iml action in SAS Viya (introduced in Viya 3.5) provides a set of general programming tools that you can use to implement a custom parallel algorithm. This makes the iml action different than other Viya actions, which use distributed computations to solve specific problems in statistics, machine learning, and
Following is editor-in-chief Len Tashman's preview of the Summer 2020 issue of Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. Preview of Foresight (Summer 2020) The Summer 2020 issue of Foresight—number 58 in this, our fifteenth anniversary year—addresses fundamental issues related to (a) the criteria for choosing among forecasting methods, (b)
During our formative years, into late teens, and through adulthood, we consistently hear about the risks and dangers of alcohol use. Most of us know the laws and ordinances pertaining to alcohol use and the consequences of illegal or irresponsible drinking. For some, this is enough to keep them from
Skills shortages in data science affect every company and organisation that tries to automate and adopt AI over the next few years.
Are you looking for a specific CAS action to use in your project? Maybe you need to create a linear or logistic regression and can't seem to find the CAS action? In this post in the Getting Started with Python Integration to SAS® Viya® series, we are going to look
Testing people for coronavirus is a public health measure that reduces the spread of coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a US infectious disease expert, recently mentioned the concept of "pool testing." The verb "to pool" means "to combine from different sources." In a USA Today article, Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator
Meet Jim West in our first post in the new Humans of SAS Services series.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the vulnerability of pharmaceutical supply chains. Pharma companies are focusing on risk management to improve the resilience of their networks. Most of the measures they will take, including on-shoring, over capacities and redundancies, will lead to higher costs. To decrease inventory levels across these new
The pandemic of 2020 has been a largely forced opportunity to reevaluate our priorities and loosen the hectic schedules that seem to dominate modern life. For months now, those inane social rituals that make up most of our interactions have now been replaced by family, friend, and solo time. Let’s
A previous article discusses the pooled variance for two or groups of univariate data. The pooled variance is often used during a t test of two independent samples. For multivariate data, the analogous concept is the pooled covariance matrix, which is an average of the sample covariance matrices of the
Our children need us to comfort them but also to be honest with them right now. Comforting your child is where you are likely the most secure. You have been doing it since those first sleepless nights after they were born. The honesty is much harder. The honest conversation you
Recently I had an opportunity to talk to one of my favorite authors and thinkers, Simon Sinek. The conversation was far reaching, and thousands of people have tuned in to watch the interview. Our conversation, which took place during our recent Virtual SAS® Global Forum 2020, ranged from the infinite
Nowadays, recommendation engines can be found just about everywhere from news websites to e-commerce sites to online streaming services. However, customers frequently encounter recommendations that are inappropriate or repetitive.
The first time I saw a formula for the pooled variance, I was quite confused. It looked like Frankenstein's monster, assembled from bits and pieces of other quantities and brought to life by a madman. However, the pooled variance does not have to be a confusing monstrosity. The verb "to
In May, I joined several SAS colleagues, academics, clinicians, pharmaceutical companies, and other information and technology specialists for the first-ever IMI PIONEER Hackathon for prostate cancer research. A few weeks later, as I watched the SpaceX launch on TV, it occurred to me that space trips and cancer research have
You may be familiar with the online text Forecasting: Principles and Practice, by two of the very top contributors in the field, Rob Hyndman and George Athanasopoulos. (Both are at Monash University in Australia. Rob was longtime Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting, and George is currently President of
A lookup table is a programming technique where one or more values can be used to retrieve another value. For example, many years ago, I had benzene exposure estimates for 10 years (1940 to 1949) for each of five locations in a factory. Given a year and a job location,
Injustice in the food system – I’ve put off blogging about this for too long for a couple of reasons — 1) it’s far too broad a topic to adequately tackle in one blog and 2) for fear of the discomfort it may cause people, myself included, as I want
If you have ever run a Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for normality, you have encountered the Kolmogorov D statistic. The Kolmogorov D statistic is used to assess whether a random sample was drawn from a specified distribution. Although it is frequently used to test for normality, the statistic is "distribution free" in
Recently we announced a new strategic partnership with Microsoft to further shape the future of AI and analytics in the cloud. This commitment will make it easy for SAS customers to move their analytics workloads to the cloud. And it will introduce SAS technologies to millions of Azure customers through
“SAS co-founder and Executive Vice President, John Sall used to say, ‘SAS was born on a farm, raised on drugs and grew up in the industry,’” recalled Dr. Herb Kirk, explaining the legacy of SAS use in the agriculture and pharmaceutical sectors before expanding into all industries. Before joining SAS
Kevin Russell of SAS Technical Support shows you how partitioning CAS tables speeds processing.
Sometimes in matrix computations, it is important to display the nonzero elements of a matrix. This can be useful for visualizing the structure of a sparse matrix (one that has many zeros) and it is also useful when describing a matrix algorithm (such as Gaussian elimination) that introduces zeros at
Adverse outcomes, and the rapid spread of COVID-19, have accelerated research on all aspects of the disease. You may have found it overwhelming, and very time-consuming, to find relevant and specialized insights in all the scientific literature out there. To aid researchers in quickly identifying relevant literature about key topics
Intelligent Decisioning can help telcos adapt to disruption, meet new demands and plan for the future.