Kevin Russell of SAS Technical Support shows you how partitioning CAS tables speeds processing.
Sometimes in matrix computations, it is important to display the nonzero elements of a matrix. This can be useful for visualizing the structure of a sparse matrix (one that has many zeros) and it is also useful when describing a matrix algorithm (such as Gaussian elimination) that introduces zeros at
Adverse outcomes, and the rapid spread of COVID-19, have accelerated research on all aspects of the disease. You may have found it overwhelming, and very time-consuming, to find relevant and specialized insights in all the scientific literature out there. To aid researchers in quickly identifying relevant literature about key topics
Intelligent Decisioning can help telcos adapt to disruption, meet new demands and plan for the future.
In the second post of the Getting Started with Python Integration to SAS® Viya® series we will learn about Working with CAS Actions and CASResults Objects. CAS actions are commands sent to the CAS server to run a task, and CASResults objects contain information returned from the CAS server. This
Index of articles on Getting Started with Python Integration to SAS® Viya®. Part 1 - Making a Connection Part 2 - Working with CAS Actions and CASResults Objects Part 3 - Loading a CAS Action Set Part 4 - Exploring Caslibs Part 5 - Uploading Data into CAS Part 6
In the preceding two posts, we looked at issues around interpretability of modern black-box machine-learning models and introduced SAS® Model Studio within SAS® Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning. Now we turn our attention to programmatic interpretability.
Kim Kaluba explains how connecting data to decisions helps create resiliency.
Flash back to 4 years ago: 2016. I thought that THAT year was going to be one of the hardest years of my life. We decided to sell our house while living in it with 2 little boys (ages 2 & 5 at the time) and a dog and buy
If you're my kids, the term, “continuous integration,” might have you thinking about how much time you’ve spent lately with the family, and “continuous delivery” is what's been happening on the front porch the past few weeks. But to a software developer, these terms mean something entirely different. Combined and
SAS Public Sector's Elena Shtern is your guide as you extract data from the Federal Reserve Economic Data site using the SASEFRED interface engine, part of SAS/ETS® software.
A previous article shows how to use the iml action to read a CAS data table into an IML matrix. This article shows how to write a CAS table from data in an IML matrix. You can read an overview of the iml action, which was introduced in SAS Viya
As the Virtual SAS® Global Forum 2020 is running live online, we have a guest blog post today from Udo Sglavo, Vice President of Analytics R&D at SAS. Udo is a long time colleague and co-editor (with me and Len Tashman) of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions. In this
SAS users help drive innovation, providing feedback on SAS products through various mediums, including customer advisory boards, communities, SASware ballot ideas and SAS Global Forum. The SAS User Feedback Award is presented annually to a user whose recommendations and insights lead to significant improvements to SAS software. This year SAS
It’s official: NASA no longer builds spaceships. They’ve outsourced that task. According to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, "We're going with commercial partners. NASA is not purchasing, owning and operating the hardware. We're buying the service." Why? Because NASA needs to focus on exploring space, not building the transportation to get
Digital transformation continues to change our relationship with technology. As part of this change, the world is transforming from one of technology-literate people to one of people-literate technology. What do I mean by people-literate technology? I mean smart, automated, reliable, explainable decision systems that operate at scale. Analytics and AI
A previous article compares a SAS/IML program that runs in PROC IML to the same program that runs in the iml action. (You can read an overview of the iml action.) The example in the previous article was very simple and did not read or write data. This article compares
I’m going to be honest. When we decided back in March to pivot our largest event of the year from an in-person event to a virtual one, I wasn’t sure what we were getting ourselves into. I didn’t know how we could replace the in-person networking, the unlimited learning opportunities
A previous article provides an introduction and overview of the iml action, which is available in SAS Viya 3.5. The article compares the iml action to PROC IML and states that most PROC IML programs can be modified to run in iml action. This article takes a closer look at
I hope you will join me (and over 20,000 of my closest friends) on Tuesday June 16, for the complimentary Virtual SAS Global Forum 2020. The SAS event team has put together an impressive program of live and recorded content. You can create your own virtual experience, selecting from multiple
A message from the Work/Life Center: We are getting many requests from employees asking what they can do to challenge racism and to support their Black coworkers. We love that we work for a company with this level of concern. In our last blog post we shared some thoughts on context as
Whether you enjoy debugging or hate it, for programmers, debugging is a fact of life. It’s easy to misspell a keyword, scramble your array subscripts, or (heaven forbid!) forget a semicolon. That’s why we include a chapter on debugging in The Little SAS® Book and its companion book, Exercises and
Rapid demand response forecasting techniques are forecasting processes that can incorporate key information quickly enough to act upon in real time by agile supply chains. Retailers and consumer goods suppliers are urgently trying to determine how changes in consumer behavior will affect their regions, channels, categories, brands and products during
Let’s face it. Change is tough. Right now, we’re in a state of constant change where routines are disrupted and uncertainty looms. Stress levels are high, and juggling a new remote-work-life schedule (that may include roles of employee, parent, teacher, chef, caregiver, etc.) continues to be a big adjustment from
I think that this pandemic has put digital transformation at the top of every executive agenda.
Why all the fuss about hydration? H2O helps regulate body temperature, transports nutrients throughout the body and cushions joints. Not only that, but it is essential for flushing waste products and toxins from the body. Environmental pollutants, household chemicals, alcohol, medications and end products from your body’s natural chemical reactions
What do two health systems, 4000 miles apart (6600 kilometers) have in common in their COVID-19 response? Despite different policy responses to the pandemic, they are more alike than you might think. Brought together by SAS and the FutureNHS COVID-19 analytics huddle, these two health systems recently shared their experience
Procurement fraud is, to put it simply, huge. An estimate by PwC a few years ago suggested that it was one of the most common economic crimes around the world. That estimate has not changed. What’s more, few companies have taken steps to address the problem. “Procurement fraud is notoriously