A while back a user requested to create a 3D WaterFall chart as presented by E Castanon Alvarez et. al. in "3D waterfall plots: a better graphical representation of tumor response in oncology" Annals of Oncology, Volume 28, Issue 3, 1 March 2017, Pages 454–456. I posted a blog article titled
In case you still haven’t noticed, the GDPR is approaching as sure as spring. Despite the anticipation, most organisations are quite comfortably waiting for the day to arrive. The consultant-forecasted GDPR panic never arrived, at least not in the way that we in the industry were expecting. I regularly meet
What if a famous soccer team asks you to predict how many tickets for their next match will be sold to women? Seventy students from Bicocca University of Milan tried to answer this question a couple of weeks ago. They were divided into 19 groups during a hackathon that SAS
The ODS destination for PowerPoint uses table templates and style templates to display the tables, graphs, and other output produced by SAS procedures. You can customize the look of your presentation in a number of ways, including using custom style templates and images. Here we'll learn about using background images.
A SAS practice exam can help you prepare for SAS certification. Practice exams are similar in difficulty, objectives, length, and design of the actual exam. While there's no guarantee that passing the practice exam will result in passing the actual exam, they can help you determine how prepared you are for an exam.
When describing the SAS Work/Life Center, I like to say our job is to help you make your life as good as it possibly can be outside of work. So when things aren’t going so great i.e. stress, caregiving, kids won’t sleep, divorce, illness - we appreciate that you think
Every day, managers in the health care sector are challenged with demands from politicians and influencers to find new ways to improve the health care sector. One of the biggest challenges for health care management is to handle the digitisation of the sector and to get more value out of
SAS variables are variables in the statistics sense, not the computer programming sense. SAS has what many computer languages call “variables,” it just calls them “macro variables.” Knowing the difference between SAS variables and SAS macro variables will help you write more flexible and effective code.
Plastic pollution in the oceans is becoming a huge problem. And, as with any problem, finding the solution starts with identifying the source of the problem. A recent study estimated that 95% of the plastic pollution in our oceans comes from 10 rivers - let's put some visual analytics to
You've probably heard about the "80-20 Rule," which describes many natural and manmade phenomena. This rule is sometimes called the "Pareto Principle" because it was discovered by Vilfredo Pareto (1848–1923) who used it to describe the unequal distribution of wealth. Specifically, in his study, 80% of the wealth was held
SAS® supports the creation of deep neural network models. Examples of these models include convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, feedforward neural networks and autoencoder neural networks. Let’s examine in more detail how SAS creates deep learning models using SAS® Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning. Deep learning models with
During SAS Global Forum 2018, SAS instructor Charu Shankar sat down with four SAS users to get their take on what makes a SAS user. Read through to find valuable tips they shared and up your SAS game. I’m sure you will come away inspired, as you discover some universal commonalities in being a SAS user.
During SAS Global Forum 2018, SAS instructor Charu Shankar sat down with four SAS users to get their take on what makes them a SAS user. Read through to find valuable tips they shared and up your SAS game. I’m sure you will come away inspired, as you discover some universal commonalities in being a SAS user.
Much of the current artificial intelligence (AI) buzz is around applications like Alexa and Siri, or the use of chatbots in financial services or retail. There is far less talk about what might be possible in life sciences and healthcare with the application of AI, although companies are starting to
The %SYSFUNC macro function allows you to access most SAS® functions. In this blog post, I demonstrate how %SYSFUNC can help in your programming needs when a macro function might not exist. I'll also share the formatting feature that is built in to %SYSFUNC and introduce the %QSYSFUNC that masks the returned value.
I have had talks with many manufacturing, retail and energy companies this year, and the general opinion is that there is huge value to be drawn from the data that has been collected over the years. The consensus is that data can bring new insight and enable better decision making
Like most men in the world, shopping (especially shopping for clothes) is an unpleasant experience for me, as I really feel like my time could be much better utilised. I make it a personal mission to get in and out in minimal time. So, I wonder to myself, “Could AI
SAS Visual Analytics filters in 7.4 and 8.2 enable you to improve the appearance of reports based on calculations that use periodic operators. Parameter settings also enable you to provide users with a prompt for choosing the data to display in a report, without having any effect on the calculations themselves.
When I was in Denver for SAS Global Forum 2018, one of our customers asked me for three use cases that show strong return on investment for analytics in today's electric utility industry. Since our energy team has identified at least 125 separate use cases that show how analytics can
There were 97 e-posters in The Quad demo room at SAS Global Forum this year. And the one that caught my eye was Ted Conway's "Periodic Table of Introductory SAS ODS Graphics Examples." Here's a picture of Ted fielding some questions from an interested user... He created a nice/fun graphic,
DESCENDING BY Variables in DATA Step Code that Runs Distributed in SAS Viya
Last week at SAS Global Forum, SAS launched a new solution for law enforcement. Powered by SAS® Visual Investigator, SAS® Intelligence and Investigation Management helps agencies integrate information to uncover sophisticated criminal activity, make connections in real time, and enhance collaboration in investigations. Data and analytics can provide tremendous value
With a tagline of the “power to know”, SAS is determined to help its customers use data and analytics to make better decisions. I caught up with Philip Reschke, Head of Analytics Strategy and Innovation for the Nordics, to learn more about his views on what it means to “run
For those who ask if artificial intelligence (AI) will change the world – it already has. Advances in AI have accelerated our ability to consume and act on data. We’ve created machines that can learn on their own using complex calculations involving the largest of data sets. Yet, there’s no
The sweep operator performs elementary row operations on a system of linear equations. The sweep operator enables you to build regression models by "sweeping in" or "sweeping out" particular rows of the X`X matrix. As you do so, the estimates for the regression coefficients, the error sum of squares, and
The business landscape changes daily and with that comes new “buzzwords.” You know those ones that really bug you – those where you kind of know what they mean, but they can mean lots of things and different things to different people. Well let me share one of mine with
At the Executive Conference at SAS Global Forum 2018 speaker Dan Heath says customer experiences are defined by peak moments. In this blog post, E.G. Nadhan, Chief Technology Strategist at Red Hat, shares his peak moments from SAS Global Forum 2018.
Technologies have come and gone since the first Industrial Revolution. We have always (or almost always) started out suspicious, then absorbed them, used them and built on them to do more work, more efficiently. Somehow, though, artificial intelligence (AI) is different. It feels like there is more fear about its impact, and
If you think machine learning will replace demand planners, then don’t read this post. If you think machine learning will automate and unleash the power of insights allowing demand planners to drive more value and growth, then this article is a must read.