While support.sas.com remains the holy grail of SAS support resources, there are so many good choices, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a new guide to make things easier for new SAS users: the SAS Starter Kit.
Sometimes, during my day-to-day job, I get to experience some really fun and unique things. I’m thankful that these experiences, while work-related, sometimes spark deeper reflection about the world around me. Case in point: a few weeks ago, I zipped into a bee suit to tour and learn about SAS’
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! -Buddy in Elf In the Christmas movie Elf (2003), Jovie (played by Zooey Deschanel) must "spread Christmas cheer" to help Santa. She chooses to sing "Santa Claus is coming to town," and soon all of New
The SAS 9.4M6 software includes a new SGPIE procedure (preproduction) as introduced in the recent article - The SGPIE Procedure. In that article, I described the basic features of the two statements supported in the procedure, the PIE and the DONUT, with some examples. It is my humble opinion that
Once again, I have chosen to take a traditional Christmas song or carol and create a fun technology-related version of it to share with you. This is the fifth year and the eighth song, so I hope you enjoy your 2018 holiday song. Grandma got over run by a neural
Computing is part of everything we do. We are, quite literally, surrounded by computing: Cisco says that there are now 1.5 connected devices for every human and that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices. Keep in mind there are 7.2 billion humans. (Learn more about the Internet of
Considering the growing amount of data available and the rise of edge computing, we can expect rapid growth for AI and decisions on the edge (addressed in AI on the edge will kick IoT market adoption, not 5G). All of this influences how we can cope with the speed of
I can still remember the emergence in the 1990s of Java as a universal and largely open-sourced programming language. Some observers believed it would signal the eventual demise of proprietary languages such as C, Fortran and Cobol. Current surveys, however, and there are many, confirm that plenty of people continue
There is one equation every retail store, call center, traffic, airport or hospital manager should know by heart. No, it’s not E = mc². The one I had in mind is this: W = 1 / (μ – λ) It may not look like much, but it can mean the
A typical day brings countless business decisions that affect everything from profitability to customer experience. What is a reasonable price point? Which audience segments should I personalize offers for? When should I recommend specific content earlier in a customer journey? Daily decisions like these can alter the trajectory of a
If you're reading this—from your phone, tablet, PC, etc.—you know that technology makes up a huge part of our daily lives. It's ubiquitous and transcends domains. Are you a musician? Fashionista? Artist? Doctor? Lawyer? Historian? Great! They all link to some component of computer science! That means being able to code will enrich your life
“In the coming years, we should build on that progress…offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one.” —President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, January 2016 Due in large part to Code.org’s advocacy campaign and their remarkable Hour of Code
After almost 32 years, I am retiring from SAS.
Analytics is on every agenda – including Enterprise Architecture Data analytics and AI is now on the agenda of every organisation. After years of being the back-room preserve of analysts, it is now out in the open, in the boardroom and being proclaimed as central to business strategy and transformation.
Creative government workforce approaches come in many forms. Some time ago, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offered employees an interesting choice to incentivize them to stay. Employees could either telework from home one day per week or receive $1,000. As Jon Lemon, principal industry consultant at SAS told the
Computer Science is currently experiencing booming enrollments at the university level and increased interest throughout the pipeline. Several academic institutions have noted that CS enrollment has tripled or quadrupled in recent years. This type of computer-science boom has happened twice before--each time followed by a drop in enrollment. These enrollment
Eight years ago, I fell in love with road cycling. You could say that I found myself on those early morning quiet country roads as I pedaled away the mind clutter of the week. Cycling quickly became my meditation in motion. At the end of a strong 50-mile ride on
Recently a SAS programmer wanted to obtain a table of counts that was based on a histogram. I showed him how you can use the OUTHIST= option on the HISTOGRAM statement in PROC UNIVARIATE to obtain that information. For example, the following call to PROC UNIVARIATE creates a histogram for
The question of what happens to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as the UK leaves the European Union is one of the most taxing challenges affecting the Brexit negotiations. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not something that magically produces an answer to every difficult question –
It might snow this weekend here at the SAS headquarters! This would be the first snow of the season for us, and it got me thinking about snow again (see some of my previous blog posts about snow). Apparently these thoughts have manifested themselves in my computer graphics work ...
If you want to get to grips with the topic of customer intelligence, who better to ask than David Cosgrave, who leads the SAS® Customer Intelligence team in South EMEA? Over the last few years, David has written a number of articles, and contributed to several others, on the subject
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My sister flew in to visit me a couple of weeks ago. She had recently retired and told me she was allocating some of her expanded leisure time to do “death cleaning”. I—the person who had a funeral folder at age 19—was understandably intrigued! A stimulating conversation ensued. The concept
Computing is ubiquitous. Cisco predicts there will be as many as 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, when the world population will reach 7.7 billion. That's 6.5 devices per person. No wonder forecasters predict so many jobs requiring computer science skills. We think it's important to point out that
What is Data Preparation and why does it matter? Data preparation is all the tasks involved in collecting, processing, and cleansing data for use in analytics and business intelligence. It therefore includes accessing, loading, structuring, purging, unifying (joining), adjusting data types, checking fields to see that only valid values are
Does loyalty pay in business? Most of us, if asked, would probably say that it ought to do so. Fairness suggests that there should be an element of “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” In other words, if I remain your customer, you will look out for my interests;
When a Visual Analytics 8.3 report moves on a screen from one page to the next – all by itself, without a human hovering over a keyboard – you're seeing the Report Playback feature of SAS Visual Analytics Viewer 8.3 in action. Reasons for using visual movement Playable dashboards are
In this blog series, we’ve spoken directly to professors to find out why it’s so important to teach analytics, their advice for students, and to learn how they create interest in analytics programs at their universities. For this third and final post, we’ll hear how SAS has played a role