When we hear about supplements like creatine or branch chain amino acids, most of us automatically think of athletes, or body builders, or something similar, but these supplements have many benefits beyond athletic performance.
The metalog family of distributions (Keelin, Decision Analysis, 2016) is a flexible family that can model a wide range of continuous univariate data distributions when the data-generating mechanism is unknown. This article provides an overview of the metalog distributions. A subsequent article shows how to download and use a library
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For hospitals, managing inventory is an ongoing logistical challenge. The right equipment in the right spot is essential for safe and efficient hospital operations. That's why hospitals around the world turn to Blyott. Blyott is a plug-and-play machine learning and modular real-time-location-services (RTLS) provider. Their technology tracks the location of
A SAS programmer asked for help to simulate data from a distribution that has certain properties. The distribution must be supported on the interval [a, b] and have a specified mean, μ, where a < μ < b. It turns out that there are infinitely many distributions that satisfy these
At SAS, where you start doesn’t have to be where you end, and opportunity for internal career mobility and skill growth abounds. Stacey Cooper has been at SAS for 11 years, and during that time, she’s experienced SAS’ support for internal career mobility firsthand - not only as an employee,
Dake IT uses augmented intelligence to build models for disease identification to help radiologists analyze scanned images. Medical imaging, such as x-rays and ultrasounds, is widely used across the medical community. From dentists and surgeons to oncologists, physicians everywhere rely on imaging to aid in diagnosing diseases, monitoring the spreading
"Finding and Making Time for Self-Care" is one of my most popular workshops because most of us want to take better care of ourselves but feel like we just don't have time. Here are some of the strategies I use to make time for self-care. Values and Time Exercise Spend
GARP and SAS partnered for a survey in 2018 to understand the use of AI & ML models in risk management. Since then, we've seen an increasing demand in the market to credit risk transformation projects (CRTs). Because of that, the survey was expanded in 2022 and has been extended to
Fraud remains a huge challenge for governments and inspectors at all levels, as fraudsters today are more successful than ever. Because many cases are so difficult to detect, there is tremendous potential for technologies such as analytics and AI to support investigations. The social inspectorates in Belgium have recently set
Welcome to the continuation of my series Getting Started with Python Integration to SAS Viya. In this post I'll discuss how to bring a distributed CAS table back to your Python client as a DataFrame. In this example, I'm using Python on my laptop (Python client) to connect to the
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Whether you love or loathe this sweet holiday, you can’t miss it if you live in the United States. Seemingly by magic, stores begin filling with red and pink treats right after Christmas. And while you might be astonished by the quick switch in your favorite store,
Using machine learning to correlate factors and characteristics that appear gradually during childhood in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in support to identify others at risk. How prevalent is ASD? Well, it depends on who you ask, but it’s generally accepted that 1-2.3% of children have been diagnosed. And
You can use a Markov transition matrix to model the transition of an entity between a set of discrete states. A transition matrix is also called a stochastic matrix. A previous article describes how to use transition matrices for stochastic modeling. You can estimate a Markov transition matrix by using
How did we get to a place where a conversational chatbot can quickly create a personalized letter? Join us as we explore some of the key innovations over the past 50 years that help inform us about how to respond and what the future might hold.
One of the reasons I got involved with the trustworthy AI movement is because automated systems enabled by our past will hurt people – at scale – if we aren’t careful. Worse yet, and from a personal perspective, it concerned me that if such systems were deployed in justice and
Advertisements for sports supplements are everywhere! They usually include a sweaty, muscled, barely dressed model drinking something called Ripped Force, Jacked, Ultimate Shred or some other ridiculous name. The sports nutrition industry is a $40 billion plus industry. There is a lot of money behind that marketing. But do these
SAS programmers love to make special graphs for Valentine's Day. In fact, there is a long history of heart-shaped graphs and love-inspired programs written in SAS! Last year, I added to the collection by showing how a ball bounces on a heart-shaped billiards table. This year, I create a similar
In my blog series regarding SAS REST APIs (you can read all of my posts on this topic here) I outlined how to integrate SAS analytical capabilities into applications. I detailed how to construct REST calls, build body parameters and interpret the responses. I've not yet covered authentication for the
Welcome to the continuation of my series Getting Started with Python Integration to SAS Viya. In previous posts, I discussed how to connect to the CAS server, how to execute CAS actions, and how your data is organized on the CAS server. In this post I'll discuss loading client-side CSV files into
NeurIPS 2022 allowed researchers and practitioners to share progress and brainstorm new ideas for advancing machine learning and its related fields.
Cloud technologies enable greater access to analytics. The shift to providing less complicated usability empowers decision-makers and offers a competitive advantage previously unattainable. Companies of all sizes and sectors embrace cloud technologies to address data and information challenges. IT departments are short-staffed and expected to support a large and varied
This article is about how to use Git to share SAS programs, specifically how to share libraries of SAS IML functions. Some IML programmers might remember an earlier way to share libraries of functions: SAS/IML released "packages" in SAS 9.4m3 (2015), which enable you to create, document, share, and use
Between DevOps, DataOps, MLOps and ModelOps, there are different "Ops" based on different environments. "Ops" generally is the shortened version of Operations. Check out some of the different ones in our current technological world. How many do you know? Learning about DevOps DevOps or Developer Operations refers to applying agile
You're not alone if you’re still seeing local grocery stores with empty shelves. Food shortages are still lingering in 2023. Increases in consumer demand, labor shortages and shipping capacity restraints continue to interrupt supply chains, particularly for grocery retailers. These problems have persisted throughout the pandemic, as seen with the shortages
A lot of companies publish corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports that describe their actions to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, in the absence of standardized reporting rules, it is not always clear how much of these reports is genuine action, and how companies compare from
SAS supports the ColorBrewer system of color palettes from the ColorBrewer website (Brewer and Harrower, 2002). The ColorBrewer color ramps are available in SAS by using the PALETTE function in SAS IML software. The PALETTE function supports all ColorBrewer palettes, but some palettes are not interpretable by people with color
Customers are more demanding than ever before. An effect of the pandemic is that brands had to go digital at any cost to survive and one of the side effects from this was an increase in customer personalization demand. Email inboxes are full of emails from all possible brands –
Assessing a company from the outside can be tricky business – but it shouldn’t be. That’s why we’re kicking off a series to pull back the curtain on the #saslife. From our values to our vision and (almost) everything in between, we’re giving a transparent look at what it’s really like to
With so much complexity and change in the marketplace, organizations worldwide are leveraging opportunities to make better predictions, identify solutions and take strategic, proactive steps forward – which means that they increasingly depend on big data. In their quest for organizational resilience, however, companies find that numbers aren’t necessarily the secret