Around the world, violence against women is a huge problem. It has personal, social and economic costs. One study in Europe, for example, estimated that the cost of violence against women runs into hundreds of billions of euros each year. Law enforcement agencies are key to reducing and preventing violence
Whatever you choose to call it – learning loss, learning disruption, or unfinished learning – there is widespread agreement among educators, parents, and other caregivers focused on the needs of K-12 learners that COVID-19-related disruptions had a serious impact on their education. But dig a little deeper and the story
Did you know that the loess regression algorithm is not well-defined when you have repeated values among the explanatory variables, and you request a very small smoothing parameter? This is because loess regression at the point x0 is based on using the k nearest neighbors to x0. If x0 has
SAS Visual Forecasting is a powerful and flexible tool that can cover all the forecasting needs of an organisation. Users can automatically produce large-scale time series analyses and hierarchical forecasts – without human involvement. Having both a friendly user interface and a programmatic interface allows everyone to take part in
The COVID-19 pandemic is triggering a debt collection crisis for the energy and utilities sector. How can collections teams control an explosion in delinquent accounts? The collections process is a vital component of any provider's business model, but it’s often an area that doesn’t receive the attention or investment it
In the first part of this blog series, we explored a peculiar phenomenon. A recent Gartner survey indicates that over 50% of marketing leaders are “unimpressed by the results they receive from marketing analytics investments”, yet 85% predicted “significantly more” use of analytics by 2022. If the current approach isn’t
In a Q&A with SAS' Udo Sglavo, Xilong Chen of SAS parses the work of 2021 Nobel Prize winners for Economics.
When SAS 9 programmers transition to SAS Viya, there are inevitably questions about how new concepts in Cloud Analytic Services (CAS) relate to similar concepts in SAS. This article discusses the question, "What is the difference between a libref and a caslib?" Both are used to access data, but they
Growing up in Zimbabwe, Prisca’s parents instilled in her the importance of education and modeled what it looked like to extend a helping hand to people who needed it. “They would take in kids from the streets, and some would stay at our house,” Prisca explains. “My parents would pay
As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more ubiquitous, organisations are starting to encounter a big issue: explainability. European law requires that organisations need to be able to explain decisions about individuals, such as whether to grant a loan, extend a line of credit, or even to start a fraud investigation. This
Fast-changing payment scams are on the rise. Learn how to fight back.
SAS' Hamza Ghadyali introduces you to JupICL, a SAS field-tested, easy-to-use, customizable image labelling tool that runs entirely inside a Jupyter notebook.
I'm reprising this post I wrote prior to winter break in 2019, about the contrast between the holidays portrayed in commercials and that of real life. This sentiment has only expanded as one might feel whiplash between the uncertainty, grief and injustice observed in the last two years and a
I attended a seminar last week whose purpose was to inform SAS 9 programmers about SAS Viya. I could tell from the programmer's questions that some programmers were confused about three basic topics: What are the computing environments in Viya, and how should a programmer think about them? What procedures
For more than 40 years, we’ve experienced countless great moments with our customers. From helping them solve the world’s most critical problems, to celebrating at our annual SAS Global Forum kickback party, we cherish every experience as much as you do. We continually focus on how to better engage with the wide
Harvard Business Review may have dubbed being a data scientist the “sexiest job of the 21st century”, but that hasn’t necessarily made it easier to find analytics experts. There is still a huge skills gap in data science. Recently I met with Andreas Vermeulen who is Director of Technology and
Whether you are looking for a gift for someone interested in making more meals at home, searching for something sweet for a friend with food allergies, seeking something sustainably sourced or perusing for a present you can make yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the ideas below
In a previous article, I showed how to use theCVEXHULL function in SAS/IML to compute the convex hull of a finite set of planar points. The convex hull is a convex polygon, which is defined by its vertices. To visualize the polygon, you need to know the vertices in sequential
As we approach the winter season along with all the other happenings in the world, boosting immunity is important and accessible to everyone. In the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine, qi (pronounced chi), assists the body in fighting off pathogens and building immunity. While many have heard and perhaps experienced
This blog is a continuation of a previous blog that discussed creating simulated data sets. If you have not seen it, you might want to review it, especially if you are not familiar with the RAND function. The program that I'm going to show you simulates a drug study with
Given a cloud of points in the plane, it can be useful to identify the convex hull of the points. The convex hull is the smallest convex set that contains the observations. For a finite set of points, it is a convex polygon that has some of the points as
Canada is a geographically large country, but I've heard that much of the population lives in the small southernmost sections (near the US border). I decided to use my mapping skills, and put that to the test. Follow along, and we'll see what that looks like on a map ...
The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest on our planet. Nowhere else in the world can we find more animal and plant species. Unfortunately, we lose on average 800 square kilometres of forest every day to deforestation for logging, agriculture or road construction. But there is still hope for our
SAS' Cindy Wang uses SAS Visual Analytics to explore how people around the world spend their days.
Do you have a love/hate relationship with cruciferous vegetables? You love eating them, but your gut hates digesting them? Or you can’t stand the bitter flavor, but you would love to get the health benefits from eating them? Whether it’s your taste buds or your belly that has a crucifer