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Todd Wright shares results of a SAS survey about consumers' data privacy concerns.
While support.sas.com remains the holy grail of SAS support resources, there are so many good choices, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a new guide to make things easier for new SAS users: the SAS Starter Kit.
Sometimes, during my day-to-day job, I get to experience some really fun and unique things. I’m thankful that these experiences, while work-related, sometimes spark deeper reflection about the world around me. Case in point: a few weeks ago, I zipped into a bee suit to tour and learn about SAS’
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! -Buddy in Elf In the Christmas movie Elf (2003), Jovie (played by Zooey Deschanel) must "spread Christmas cheer" to help Santa. She chooses to sing "Santa Claus is coming to town," and soon all of New
SAS was again named a Top 10 Place to Work in the World by Great Places to Work™. This is quite an honor, and one which SAS has enjoyed for the past eight years. SAS has also been a highly ranked work place in the US for the past 20
In many grocery stores throughout the country, the acronym “WIC” accompanies a number of the food items on the shelves. The letters stand for the federal “Women, Infants and Children” program that provides nutritional food to pregnant women and their young children who are in need. While this is a
A few weeks ago, the first German SAS® user group meetup took place in Berlin. I had a chance to talk to Igor Khorlo, Senior Statistical Programmer at Syneos Health Germany GmbH and founder of the SUGG, about his motivation to constitute this group. What I experienced was a fascinatingly
The only constant is change – Heraclitus As online user behavior continues to evolve, user expectations are growing as well. More and more, users expect to be known; thus, web personalization and targeted content are becoming mission critical and an expectation, not an exception. Using SAS Customer Intelligence 360, we
What does it take to see the work we do as more than a source of income? It's about looking beyond the day-to-day tactical items of a to-do list. For our employees, it's about connecting to the significant contributions SAS makes to the world. And our own Jared Peterson experienced
In an earlier blog post my colleague, Suneel Grover, wrote about how to take advantage of the product recommendations technology implemented in SAS Customer Intelligence 360. He noted that two methods are implemented behind the scenes, a visitor-centric and a product (or item)-centric approach. And most importantly, while some sophisticated
If you want to bootstrap the parameters in a statistical regression model, you have two primary choices. The first, case resampling, is discussed in a previous article. This article describes the second choice, which is resampling residuals (also called model-based resampling). This article shows how to implement residual resampling in
I've been recovering for 15 years now, after a lengthy career caring for critically ill patients. Now, I’m part of a team at SAS that’s working to transform health care – and that's important to me because of something that happened when I was an ICU nurse. It changed my
There are four widely recognized styles of machine learning: supervised, unsupervised, semi-supervised and reinforcement learning. These styles have been discussed in great depth in the literature and are included in most introductory lectures on machine learning algorithms. As a recap, the table below summarizes these styles. For a comprehensive mapping
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
Once a disaster is over, and the frenzy of news stories and social media posts has subsided, it can seem like the crisis has passed. However, for those Hurricane Florence survivors left with ruined homes and businesses, damaged schools and buildings, there remains a struggle to return to normalcy. As
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
Marketing has changed and continues to change. Some of this is because of technology, but mostly it is the result of evolving customer expectations. Isolated customer interactions, however good, do not create a great customer experience. As isolated events, in fact, they may have a low level of influence on
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.
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
Every day I’m shufflin'. Shufflin', shufflin'. -- "Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO The most popular way to mix a deck of cards is the riffle shuffle, which separates the deck into two pieces and interleaves the cards from each piece. Besides being popular with card players, the riffle shuffle is
Back in the early 1900s, Philadelphia retailer John Wanamaker supposedly said, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” Wanamaker’s dilemma was that although he knew that traditional advertising of the time – newspapers, billboards, posters and the like – resulted
Using relative file paths in your SAS programs? Use the new DLGCDIR function to manage your SAS working directory -- even in SAS Enterprise Guide or SAS Studio -- to ensure your programs are working the way they ought to.
As a fun side project I recently looked into alternative visualization techniques in order to use computers to create art. An interesting approach is pointillism, which, according to Wikipedia is a "technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image." This