My career path has taken me from the fields on my family farm to the boardrooms of organizations around the world. Starting when I was six years old, my summers involved working with my cousins on the farm from dawn until dusk. From a very early age, I learned the
Fight back against sophisticated money launderers with these 3 techniques.
A key component to make sure that we develop responsible AI is diversity. This is because an AI application reflects and even amplifies the biases of its developers. As I discussed in my previous post, a diverse team will see things from many different points of view and help to
Recently, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joined SAS CEO and founder Jim Goodnight for a fireside chat to announce the latest release of the cloud-native SAS® Viya® platform on Microsoft Azure. This new launch was a significant milestone to mark the progress that has been made in our extensive technology and
The recently released 2021 Gartner MQ for Data Science and Machine Learning contains a wealth of information and here are my takes on key market trends from that report for data scientists. This evaluation features SAS Viya with its SAS Data Science offerings.
Data scientist has been on the career hot list for years, but how does one become a data scientist? Well, my journey to becoming a data scientist was not an intentional journey - I didn't start with a plan to end up in a data science career. In fact, I
By making requests through API calls you can expand the functionality of the bots you make with SAS Conversation Designer; allowing your bots to query external sources for up-to-date information, score a model, and many other possibilities. This is very beneficial as SAS Conversation Designer is included in many offerings of the modernized SAS Viya platform, meaning you can easily create bots that are integrated with the other services of the SAS Viya platform or third-party services.
Thanks to COVID-19, companies have experienced how challenging it can be to plan and maneuver their supply chains around an unforeseen disruption. While the pandemic was a once-in-a-lifetime event (we hope), the unfortunate truth is that less severe events have overwhelmed or undermined demand and supply planning in the past
It’s rare that we think this moment is the only moment that matters. We're often thinking about what just happened or filtering through our list of to-dos. These are the things that pull us into what Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance, calls the "trance of thinking". It's been really
I have previously shown how you can use the FRACTw. format in SAS to display numbers as fractions. But did you know that you can also use the format to obtain the numerator and denominator of the fraction as numbers in a program? All you need to do is to
Artificial intelligence is a powerful force for good and an extraordinary competitive advantage. But, as Peter Parker’s uncle Ben nicely put it, "With great power comes great responsibility.” Or as my friend the Swedish character Pippi Longstocking says, “If you are very strong you must also be very kind!” They
The more I use SAS Studio in the cloud via SAS OnDemand for Academics, the more I like it. To demonstrate how useful the Files tab is, I'm going to show you what happens when you drag a text file, a SAS data set, and a SAS program into the
Since I was a teenager, I’ve had trouble sleeping. From hypnotherapy to melatonin, I've tried all kinds of lifestyle changes and strategies to get better sleep. No matter what helps, I am never immune to those nights at 3 AM where my mind won’t seem to shut off. No surprise
The UK government sector is standing on the verge of the unknown. The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic and political outcomes of Brexit remains to be seen, but change is a certainty. Government departments will need to respond quickly and decisively. But they will have a chance
SAS stands for more than just installation and customizing. I discuss our #IMPACT view of 2021 with Thorsten Hagenberger.
I recently wrote about a simple statistical formula that approximates the wind chill temperature, which is the cumulative effect of air temperature and wind on the human body. The formula uses two independent variables (air temperature and wind speed) to predict the wind chill temperature. This article describes how to
“Running is a lifestyle for me. It’s like brushing my teeth or taking a shower. I’m always thinking about when I can get my run in. I plan out my days so I can at least run 2 to 3 times a week.” In our final installation of Black History
“The club set out to do hill training at Pilot Mountain where the guys were climbing the mountain and the ladies planned to circle the hilly countryside around the mountain. We were climbing a long hill and I was the last cyclist in the back having gotten dropped mid-hill. In
This is another in my series of blog posts where I take a deep dive into converting customized R graphs into SAS graphs. Today we'll be working on bubble maps - specifically, plotting earthquake data as bubbles on a map. R bubble map, created using geom_polygon() and geom_point() SAS bubble
The people, the energy, the quality of the content, the demos, the networking opportunities…whew, all of these things combine to make SAS Global Forum great every year. And that is no exception this year. Preparations are in full swing for an unforgettable conference. I hope you’ve seen the notifications that
Curiosity means asking questions, digging in. It’s what allows us to make progress on some of the world’s most pressing problems – obstacles that can sometimes feel too big to solve. When it comes to these complex problems, where do you begin? At SAS, we start at the crossroads between
Growing up in Eastern NC meant attending a diverse elementary school until 6th grade when we moved across town. I remember asking my mom where all the black people were. I think there were a total of 3 black kids in my 6th grade class. Little did I know, in
Whether you decide to limit or avoid meat, eggs and/or dairy for health, ethical, religious or environmental reasons, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re getting the right balance of nutrients to optimize your health and energy now and for years to come.
Because ministers' hearts beat for new technologies, too, the state of Baden-Württemberg is investing more than 1 billion euros in digitization projects. At least that's the passionate impression Minister Theresia Bauer gives us when we talk to her about new technologies and how she intends to use them for Baden-Württemberg.
In cold and blustery conditions, the weather forecast often includes two temperatures: the actual air temperature and the wind chill temperature. The wind chill temperature conveys the cumulative effect of air temperature and wind on the human body. The goal of the wind-chill scale is to communicate the effect of
This is another in my series of blogs where I take a deep dive into converting customized R graphs into SAS graphs. Today I show how to combine several graphs with shared axes, which we'll call paneled graphs. This time I'll be plotting the Job Openings Rate by Industry, similar
As I write this blog post, we are nearing the milestone of 500,000 deaths in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide. In the U.S. we are also nearing the one-year anniversary of that week in March where the realities of the pandemic set-in and everything changed. We are all caught