Let’s flash back to a simpler year. I don’t want to date myself, so think circa 1990s. I remember sitting with my now husband watching Ken Burns’ documentary Baseball when I was first introduced to Doris Kearns Goodwin. She didn’t just know baseball – it was part of her DNA. She was smart, funny and a storyteller. I became a fan that day, and only came
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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
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
Dr. Ryan McGarry might have the most uncanny timing of any documentary producer in history. Just weeks before the novel coronavirus began to saturate headlines, the emergency medicine physician’s Netflix documentary series Pandemic hit the screens of millions of viewers. Six months ago, many of the subjects featured in the
I've collected accelerometer data with a third-party app. I've used some SAS tricks to import all of my data readings in a single step. Now I'm ready to create a report of these data in SAS Visual Analytics.
What can you learn about wildfires when you provide a room full of analysts with 7 years of US wildfire data and the tools they need to analyze it? A lot. At a recent data dive, we split 35 data scientists into 9 teams, provided multiple data sets containing information
Fest steht: Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) wird unser aller Leben verändern – und tut es schon. Weniger klar ist, in welcher Weise und in welchem Zeitrahmen diese Veränderungen passieren – und was am Ende dabei herauskommt. In vielen Bereichen gibt es wilde Spekulationen. Bei Life Sciences und im Gesundheitssektor lichtet sich
Kennen Sie das? Sie sitzen in einer Kongressveranstaltung, das Programm auf der Bühne ist beeindruckend – und trotzdem werden Sie immer wieder per Mail in Ihren Alltag zurückgeholt. Genau so ging es mir diese Woche bei der SiriusDecisions in London, einer weltweiten Konferenzreihe rund um B2B-Marketing, die allein in London
The SAS INFILE statement can read multiple text files in a single DATA step. Use file name wildcards (like * and ?) and a special FILENAME= option to keep track of which records come from which files.
The solar farm at SAS world headquarters is a treasure trove of data. Jessica Peter, Senior User Experience Designer at SAS, had an idea about using that treasure in an art installation to show how data can tell a story. Her idea became a reality when she and others at SAS
About two-thirds of the way through her Analytics Experience presentation, Dr. Tricia Wang showed a video from Frans de Waal, a world-renowned primatologist. The video showed two monkeys receiving rewards for giving a researcher a rock. Each time a monkey handed over a rock it received a piece of cucumber.
How to extract driving patterns by using smartphone sensors -- especially the accelerometer. With accelerometer readings in hand, you can use spectral analysis and other techniques to decompose events, and machine learning to match differentiate from patterns of risky drivers.
If you were to ask Tricia Wang, PhD, about real business growth, she would tell you that it lies outside the boundaries of the known. Not everything valuable is measurable, she would say. And big data is hiding new customers in the market from you. Wang is more than just
Referred to as the instigator of innovation, Mick Ebeling works to expand the human possibilities of technology through his company, Not Impossible Labs, whose mission is to change the world through technology and story. Powered by a team of thinkers, doers, creators and hackers, Not Impossible Labs works on inspirational
How can you use analytics to design better biopsies and improve outcomes? This high school student has some ideas, and she presented them at Analytics Experience 2018.
To succeed in any data-focused hackathon, you need a robust set of tools and skills – as well as a can-do attitude. Here's what you can expect from any hackathon: Messy data. It might come from a variety of sources, and won't necessarily be organized for analytics or reporting. That's
Ich bin bereits zum dritten Mal in San Francisco und wieder mal sehr beeindruckt von der großartigen Architektur der Golden Gate Bridge. Diesmal lasse ich mich mit dem Boot nach Sausalito, auf die andere Seite der Bucht, übersetzen. Das dortige Orts-Museum erzählt dem Besucher von der bewegten Geschichte des Ortes
Get ready to have your mind blown. Whether or not you plan to attend Analytics Experience in San Diego on September 17, you'll be inspired by the speakers we have lined up to keynote the event. There's an inventor. A data scientist. A world class athlete. And a photographer. They've
Even though I’ve worked at SAS for nearly 30 years, I still get excited when great things come together for our customers! This year we are hosting the very first hackathon at our Analytics Experience conference in San Diego - the AnalyticsX Hackathon. Analytics Experience is in its third year
Wondering what makes this conference special? Over the years I’ve heard from many attendees that it’s the best way to get the most out of their analytics investments. Analytics Experience is a learning-focused conference featuring networking opportunities, training, certification exams and analytics presentations for all skill levels. #AnalyticsX will give you
Ein Mythos ist in seiner ursprünglichen Bedeutung eine Erzählung. Mythen erheben traditionell einen Anspruch auf Wahrheit. Doch gerade an diesem Wahrheitsanspruch gibt es immer wieder Kritik. Ein Beispiel: Ist es ein Mythos, dass hier in Heidelberg die älteste deutschsprachige Universität steht? Nein, es ist eine Teilwahrheit. Denn es ist die
If you’re in the field of analytics, you’ve undoubtedly heard about SAS Viya. Designed for all analytic professionals, regardless of skills or experience, SAS Viya seamlessly handles big, complex, diverse data. It also supports any programming language, allowing analysts to choose the tool that makes them most productive. Recently a colleague
Reshma Saujani, of Girls Who Code, doesn’t have the background you’d expect for the person leading an organization whose mission is to inspire, educate and equip young women with computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities. She’s not a coder or computer science graduate, and she grew up terrified of math
Healthcare, like many industries, is in the midst of a paradigm shift, says Chris Donovan, Executive Director of Enterprise Information Management & Analytics for the Cleveland Clinic. "Historically, healthcare was really about intervention, and about taking care of you when you were sick and getting you better." That type of care
Have you heard the term “analytics economy” and wondered what it means? Or maybe you’ve wondered how your organization can use data and analytics to achieve economic gains. Now we have more than just data. We have accessible data, fueled by advances in compute power and connectivity, and interpreted by ever-more powerful
You might not know it by looking at me (I’m rounding up when I tell people I’m 5’8”) but I’m a huge basketball fan. I’ve been following the sport since I was 10, coaching it for the last decade and playing on teams throughout my life, still dedicating my winters
What’s your favorite time of day? For me, it’s the morning with a cup of coffee, just as the sun starts to appear on the horizon, emitting a pleasant warm glow. My least favorite part of the day? Mornings without coffee when that same big ball of light makes a
SAS is hosting the premier analytics conference in the world September 18-20 in Washington DC, and supplementing the event with discounted training and certification exams at SAS Analytics Experience 2017. These offerings will be held before and after the event. As at other SAS events, we will be offering certification exams at
Registration is now open for the SAS Analytics Experience 2017, being held September 18-20, in Washington, DC. (The Analytics Experience moves to Amsterdam, October 16-18 -- details on that event to follow.) For anyone interested in FVA analysis, Chip Wells and I will be delivering a half-day pre-conference training session
A previous post, Spatial econometric modeling using PROC SPATIALREG, introduced the SAS/ETS® SPATIALREG procedure and demonstrated its usage to fit both linear and SAR models by using 2013 county-level home value data in North Carolina. In most analysis for spatial econometrics, you rarely know the true model from which your data