You’ve put in the work – sending out countless resumes and perfecting your answers to questions like, “tell me about yourself,” and now it’s all paid off – the job offers are coming in. You thought the hard part was over, but now you have a big decision to make. How do
If a cinderblock falls from the 4th floor of a building and crushes a construction worker’s foot, it’s terrible. If it lands on his head, it’s truly tragic. But the difference is sheer luck. Every employee deserves to return home safely from work. Unfortunately, accidents happen, which is why employers must carry mandatory workers’ compensation
As the COVID-19 virus jetted to pandemic status, folks around the company, including Carlos, were tapped to come up with data-driven solutions – fast. “Until we have a vaccine, one of the most effective ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 is by implementing Nonpharmaceutical Interventions, called ‘NPIs’,” Carlos explained.
I have previously written about how to plot a discontinuous function in SAS. That article shows how to use the GROUP= option on the SERIES statement to graph a discontinuous function. An alternative approach is to place a missing value for the Y variable at the locations at which the
SAS, uqudo and iLabs Technologies started a collaboration in OpenGate for touchless and safe travel. OpenGate, based on open source technology and open standards, offers a seamless, automated travel solution based on a reliable platform and technical solution. It enables sharing personal, health and location information between border control, air
We are all aging, every day, and there is nothing we can do about that (at least not yet). BUT there are many things we can do that determine HOW we age and how long we live. Only a small amount of our longevity is determined by genetics (estimated to
The REFLINE statement in PROC SGPLOT is one of my favorite ways to augment statistical graphics such as scatter plots, series plots, and histograms. The REFLINE statement overlays a vertical or horizontal reference line on a graph. You can specify the location of the reference lines on the REFLINE statement.
New and more prescriptive privacy and other data-related regulations are elevating data governance to a strategic asset for organizations in all sectors. Data governance can no longer remain confined to a back-end IT operation. As the data-rich financial services sector is now moving fast towards more profound digitization of financial
Data visualization has never been more widespread and consumed by a global audience as it has been this year with the Coronavirus pandemic. One visualization that is commonly used to display metrics of Coronavirus is a bar line chart where the bars display the actual values and the line is a moving average metric.
Today's blog is written by SAS pharmacist, Kristin Ellison Overall health is impacted by many variables; heredity, lifestyle habits, diet, stress, exercise, and sleep all play a role in your wellbeing. As you age, the likelihood of requiring medications to assist in your overall health increases. Taking multiple medications can
Nine months… that is how long some of us have been working from home with our spouse, managing the economic stress of the pandemic, homeschooling children, worrying about family members, social isolation and re-negotiating household roles. It is no wonder that people are wondering if their relationship will last. Whether
Editor's note: This blog post is the first in a series of posts, originally published here by our partner News Literacy Project, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. “Numbers don’t lie” is a phrase we often hear to support the idea that something must be true if you can cite data or
Here is the final installment of the 3-part series by guest bloggers Jessica Curtis and Andrea Moore. (If you missed them, here are Part 1 and Part 2). HOW SAS MAKES IT HAPPEN There are two main steps for integrating open source forecasting models into SAS Visual Forecasting, each with increasing
Where do your data scientists sit? Perhaps they occupy a typically gloomy, computer-filled basement. Or maybe they have a glassy building all to themselves. Either way, you’ll not always see business decision makers walking the same corridors. After all, analytics is best left to the experts, isn’t it? Yet back
A year ago we could not imagine stadiums being empty during the most exciting sports events, but it is a common sight now. The entertainment sector is one of the hardest hit sectors because of the COVID-19 pandemic . Social distancing requirements made it impossible to have viewers in stadiums
Intuitively, the skewness of a unimodal distribution indicates whether a distribution is symmetric or not. If the right tail has more mass than the left tail, the distribution is "right skewed." If the left tail has more mass, the distribution is "left skewed." Thus, estimating skewness requires some estimates about
Here is the second installment of the 3-part series by guest bloggers Jessica Curtis and Andrea Moore. (If you missed it, here is Part 1.) THE VALUE SAS DELIVERS TO OPEN SOURCE First and foremost, SAS distributes the input data for forecasting. SAS knows how to split up data intelligently
Welcome to the first of a 3-part series by guest bloggers Jessica Curtis and Andrea Moore: FORECASTING IS UBIQUITOUS Forecasting is core to many different business decisions across virtually every industry. Whether you’re a retailer planning a compelling assortment of SKUs or improving labor planning for distribution centers and stores, or a consumer product goods
Tomorrow we begin a three-part series on how to accelerate open source forecasting with SAS, by guest bloggers (and my colleagues) Jessica Curtis and Andrea Moore. As the popularity of open source forecasting has expanded, so has the ability of SAS to take advantage of open source capabilities. Over the
Learn why integrating EHR data with pharmacy and claims data improves patient care.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed many things in many industries – and not always in the most obvious way. Insurance companies have seen both fewer claims and fewer sales. As a result, many have realised that the process of digitisation, often started slowly before lockdown, must now be accelerated. More,
Imagine driving in a foreign country at night with no GPS and half a tank of gas in the pouring rain. And you have to reach your destination before sunrise. That’s a little like how it felt when COVID-19 turned our 2020 plans upside down, and we raced into the
In my last blog post, I talked about the importance of establishing the right team for data science projects. Here, I’m going to talk about some of the barriers that can prevent successful adoption of data science. Lack of strategy definition Data scientists tend to work on loosely defined business
The expected value of a random variable is essentially a weighted mean over all possible values. You can compute it by summing (or integrating) a probability-weighted quantity over all possible values of the random variable. The expected value is a measure of the "center" of a probability distribution. You can
Detecting malpractice and crime – whether it is fraud, people smuggling, avoiding customs or organised crime – is a complex process. Detection is all very well and a necessary step. But what are the outcomes that your organisation needs? And what workflows and triggers do you need in place to
As I approach the Thanksgiving and December holidays, I feel deflated. Plans to gather and reenact time-honored traditions have been dismantled and discarded due to the pandemic. I have allowed myself to feel the sadness and the loss. And I have begun to ask myself some questions: What do these