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Death is always a difficult topic to discuss, and death has been in the news a lot during this tragic coronavirus pandemic. Many news stories focus on states, counties, or cities that have the most cases or the most deaths. A related statistic is the case fatality rate, which is
Every year hundreds of dedicated SAS® users and event volunteers work tirelessly to create an amazing conference experience for SAS Global Forum attendees. This year, as you know, COVID-19 changed our plans. But our devoted team of volunteers, including our conference chairs and session presenters, was still determined to provide
Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series by Conor Hogan, a Solutions Architect at SAS, on SAS and database and storage options on cloud technologies. This article covers the SAS offerings available to connect to and interact with the various storage options available in Microsoft Azure. Access
Being a state governor has never been more difficult than right at this moment, because the extreme steps governors are being forced to take in order to protect their citizens’ health are having an equally extreme impact on other critical aspects of our society. In the face of social distancing
At SAS Press, we agree with the saying “The best things in life are free.” And one of the best things in life is knowledge. That’s why we offer free e-books to help you learn SAS or improve your skills. In this blog post, we will introduce you to one
If you are reading this, you are part of the extended SAS family. Together, we are navigating uncharted territory as we care for our families, our friends and our communities during the coronavirus outbreak. Over the past few weeks, the SAS executive team has been meeting throughout the day, every day, to discuss how we
Recently, I saw a graphic on Twitter by @neilrkaye that showed the rapid convergence of a regular polygon to a circle as you increase the number of sides for the polygon. The author remarked that polygons that have 40 or more sides "all look like circles to me." That is,
While I am a woman in computer science, let me start by saying that I’m a reluctant coder. I have an eye for data but find the abstract nature of many computer languages to be very challenging and not something I typically love. My first experience with coding was in
Fifty years ago, as the women’s liberation movement was gaining momentum in the U.S., my maternal great-grandmother, Pearl, worked in a factory sewing American flags while volunteering with the Girl Scouts and caring for her grandchildren. My paternal grandmother, Greta, also worked in local factories while caring for her family.
I'm a planner, and my plan was to have a completely natural birth and to breast feed only. This plan was written in stone (or so I thought). Long story short – my birthing plan flew out the window. One of my complications was very high blood pressure, which refused
The endpoint of analytics is not a report or an alert. The endpoint is a decision. Often those decisions are related to your business and you make them to reduce risks, improve production or satisfy customers. In health care, however, the decisions made with analytics can be a matter of
SAS R&D's Brent Laster, a DevOps director, describes the ease and efficiency of switching SAS software on and off using containers.
There are many ways to add more "visual impact" to your maps. Some techniques grab the users' attention, but often don't add anything useful to the message the map is trying to convey (such as 3D tricks, or flashy/gratuitous images and infographics). I encourage you to design maps that have
What do a Pulitzer prize-winning author, an Emmy award-winning TV personality and one of the top 5 influencers in the world have in common? They’ll all be at SAS Global Forum this year. It’s where analytics enthusiasts and executive thought leaders meet to share strategies, get training in abundance, and
You can represent every number as a nearby integer plus a decimal. For example, 1.3 = 1 + 0.3. The integer is called the integer part of x, whereas the decimal is called the fractional part of x (or sometimes the decimal part of x). This representation is not unique.
Cancer touches nearly everyone. You probably know at least one person who's been diagnosed with cancer -- many of us know many more than one. It's the second leading cause of death worldwide, behind cardiovascular disease. World Cancer Day is observed this year on February 4, and is meant to
Almost everyone enjoys a good glass of wine after a long day, but did you ever stop to wonder how the exact bottle you're looking for makes its way to the grocery store shelf? Analytics has a lot to do with it, as SAS demonstrated to attendees at the National
We've made it to the halfway point of January, which means most of the industry's annual predictions have been published. Who's guessing what? And how should you prepare for the year ahead? From dark data to hyperpersonalization, analytics is at the core of all these predictions. SAS experts have been
The new method tackles the challenge of missing features under the multi-task learning framework. The proposed method is effective for prediction and model estimation when missing data is present.
"Why are we doing this?" No matter who you are, that’s a question you’ve likely asked yourself more than once. Whether as a child receiving instruction from your parents, or as adults contemplating the reason behind decisions made at work, we are curious by nature. We all carry this innate
Last year, I wrote more than 100 posts for The DO Loop blog. The most popular articles were about SAS programming tips for data analysis, statistical analysis, and data visualization. Here are the most popular articles from 2019 in each category. SAS programming tips Create training, testing, and validation data
SAS Model Studio lets modelers use SAS alongside open source to create and compare models in a pipeline and project. Debugging, model comparison, and visual pipelines are included.
Computer vision can augment radiologists and make the image interpretation process cheaper, faster and more accurate. The ultimate goal is to achieve a better patient outcome facilitated by the use of computer vision.
From sports and health data to environmental and policy data, our data visualization experts have used SAS technologies to explore and present analyses on hundreds of topics throughout the year. We've selected some of the best in this end-of-year roundup to showcase their skills and SAS technologies, and to demonstrate
How can a solar farm ensure peak energy production? And what factors can be adjusted to optimize production throughout the day, the week and season-by-season? These are just some of the questions that a team of data scientists have asked and answered about the SAS solar farm using data, drones
Data scientists naturally use a lot of machine learning algorithms, which work well for detecting patterns, automating simple tasks, generalizing responses and other data heavy tasks. As a subfield of computer science, machine learning evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning theory in artificial intelligence. Over time, machine learning has borrowed from many
We’re proud of our unique company culture that spans across offices, divisions and geographies. It’s one of the reasons SAS was recently named among the top workplaces in the world by Fortune’s Great Place to Work! If you’re curious about what it is that makes SAS such a great place to work, one answer
This article discusses how to restrict a multivariate function to a linear subspace. This is a useful technique in many situations, including visualizing an objective function that is constrained by linear equalities. For example, the graph to the right is from a previous article about how to evaluate quadratic polynomials.