Most insurance companies depend on human expertise and business rules-based software to protect themselves from fraud. However, people move on. And the drive for digital transformation and process automation means data and scenarios change faster than you can update the rules. Machine learning has the potential to allow insurers to
What is this math good for, anyway? –Every student, everywhere I am a professional applied mathematician, yet many of the mathematical and statistical techniques that I use every day are not from advanced university courses but are based on simple ideas taught in high school or even in grade school.
The International Institute of Forecasters and SAS® announce two $10,000 grants to support research on forecasting. Per the announcement: Forecasting research has seen major changes in the theoretical ideas underpinning forecasting effectiveness over the last 30 years. However, there has been less impact on forecasting practice. We aim to put
Geocoding is no longer limited to just Base SAS. You can also geocode from within Visual Analytics, thanks to the integration with the Esri geocoding api. This feature is part of the Esri Premium agreement, and became available in VA 8.3.
Back in 2013 the BFD asked Is one number forecasting a new worst practice?, concluding yes. Certainly, it is important for an organization to be aligned, with different functions like sales, supply chain, and finance not going off independently in their own directions, doing whatever they want. But trying to
Each week in August, the Work/Life Team has invited educational experts to address concerns parents have in the process of choosing a school. For our second blogpost in this series, we have invited our experts to respond to the following questions: What questions should I be asking about the school?
Summarizing numeric data is an important step in analyzing your data. CASL provides multiple actions that generate summary statistics. This blog provides a quick overview of three of those actions: SIMPLE.SUMMARY, AGGREGATION.AGGREGATE, and DATAPREPROCESS.RUSTATS.
The thing I see teens and parents argue most about is the teen not following through on parental expectations. These arguments can lead to withdrawal of the teen from the family and start a trend toward the teen seeming unmotivated. First and foremost, parents need to be clear with themselves
What does an analytics platform look like? We might imagine a large server with data and software used for a wide range of operational reporting, BI and data analysis. There may be development and test environments. But typically most users will be working in the same production environment, sharing the
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Flying drones was a new & exciting hobby, and very cool fad a few years ago. In recent years, the drone manufacturers have added some really nice features to make the drones easier to fly and more capable ... but the government also added some new rules that have curbed
Free will is the core of a human being. Free will implies making decisions. But how are decisions defined? Decision making is choosing an alternative from many possibilities. It is a process that results in the selection of a set of actions among several alternative scenarios. But what about business?
Do you want to bin a numeric variable into a small number of discrete groups? This article compiles a dozen resources and examples related to binning a continuous variable. The examples show both equal-width binning and quantile binning. In addition to standard one-dimensional techniques, this article also discusses various techniques
For those families on the traditional school calendar year in the public education system here in North Carolina, school starts in three short weeks! As the dog days of August come to a close, many parents' chests begin to tighten as they anticipate the dogged nights of homework. For some families,
A technology company that places a high value on art. Beyond SAS’ workplace culture, benefits and leadership in the analytics market, it was the company’s emphasis and appreciation toward the arts that first caught Jessica Peter’s attention. Jessica first learned about SAS from the comfort of her living room. During
As a company, SAS consistently supports #data4good initiatives designed to help those less fortunate around the world. SAS Press team members recently took some time to reflect on the SAS initiatives that inspired them. We thought this would be a good opportunity to introduce some of the team who work
Marketers and brands have used segmentation as a technique to deliver customer personalization for communications, content, products, and services since the introduction of customer relationship management (i.e., CRM) and database marketing. Within the context of segmentation, there are a variety of applications, ranging from consumer demographics, psychographics, geography, digital behavioral
As businesses see the transformative potential of targeted digital marketing initiatives, they are investing in cutting-edge analytics solutions. But are they putting this technology to its best use? As data volumes continue to grow exponentially, marketers ought to have all the data they need to engage customers in new and
Binning transforms a continuous numerical variable into a discrete variable with a small number of values. When you bin univariate data, you define cut point that define discrete groups. I've previously shown how to use PROC FORMAT in SAS to bin numerical variables and give each group a meaningful name
Each week in August, the Work/Life Team has invited a psychologist, an educational consultant, and a school administrator to address questions about how to choose a school. For our first blogpost in this series, we have invited our experts to address the following question… When thinking about school choice what
Dr. Enrique Lopez, Adult Medical Services Director of Holly Hill Behavioral Health Hospital, sat down with Work/Life to discuss mental health crises treatment and support. The first podcast explores what one can expect when seeking treatment at a behavioral health hospital. The second podcast addresses how to provide support to
For many years now, companies have been seeking to understand the views of their customers by asking them for direct feedback. Market research, in the form of interviews or focus groups, has tried to understand customers’ wants and needs. And who has not sighed as yet another recorded voice informed
Splashing didn’t come easy for me. The water absolutely terrified me as a child. I spent summers either sitting on the first few steps of the pool or screaming during swim lessons while my mom waited in the locker room. Splash-forward to high school and I was in the pool
Sometimes a little thing can make a big difference. I am enjoying a new enhancement of SAS/IML 15.1, which enables you to use a numeric vector as the column header or row header when you print a SAS/IML matrix. Prior to SAS/IML 15.1, you had to use the CHAR or
The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018, and there is a debate about potential convergence between Moroccan data protection law (09-08) and the GDPR standard. This means that there is a good chance that the control and verification mechanisms set up by the National
When my colleague, Robert Allison, blogged about visualizing the Mandelbrot set, I was reminded of a story from the 1980s, which was the height of the fractal craze. A research group in computational mathematics had been awarded a multimillion-dollar grant to purchase a supercomputer. When the supercomputer arrived and got
In a previous post, Zero to SAS in 60 Seconds- SAS Machine Learning on SAS Analytics Cloud, I documented my experience with a SAS free trial on the SAS Analytics Cloud. Well, the engineers at SAS have been busy and created another free trial. The new trial covers SAS Event
In July 1984 I was a public health nurse assigned to Willow Spring, Holly Springs and Fuquay, bustling between three public schools, home health visits, and a clinic on Fuquay Avenue that shared space with the local DMV office—a small white frame house divided in half to provide two essential