Install Theano under Anaconda3 Python 3.5

August 11, 2016
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As of writing, Deep Learning package Theano can't be installed under Python 3.5, which causes some problems with my project. ruslanagit provided a viable solution that works for me under Windows 10.For convenience, I copied his solution below:Well, the...
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Add Table of Contents to your Jupyter Notebook

August 10, 2016
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Jupyter notebook does not support Table Of Contents (ToC) out of box, unlike R Markdown. There are nbextensions that ppl made to support this. It is easy to add this capability, following these steps to add Table of Contents to your notebook:

 1. Find your Jupyter Notebook data directory by using this...
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Solar and wind power in the United States

August 10, 2016
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Where is solar and wind power generated in the US? Let's visualize this data on a map... I recently saw the following map on the metricmaps.org website. It caught my attention because it looks like North Carolina has a lot of solar power plants, whereas our neighboring states have very few.

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Compute a bootstrap confidence interval in SAS

August 10, 2016
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Compute a bootstrap confidence interval in SAS

A common question is "how do I compute a bootstrap confidence interval in SAS?" As a reminder, the bootstrap method consists of the following steps: Compute the statistic of interest for the original data Resample B times from the data to form B bootstrap samples. How you resample depends on

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Is the US still a coal-powered nation?

August 8, 2016
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I ran across a map recently that seemed to show a lot of US states are primarily coal-powered. The map was a little difficult to read, so I decided to give it a SAS makeover ... Before we get started, here's a picture my friend David took of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power

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Use SAS formats to bin numerical variables

August 8, 2016
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Use SAS formats to bin numerical variables

SAS formats are flexible, dynamic, and have many uses. For example, you can use formats to count missing values and to change the order of a categorical variable in a table or plot. Did you know that you can also use SAS formats to bin a numerical variable into categories?

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Using Jupyter and SAS together with SAS University Edition

August 6, 2016
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Using Jupyter and SAS together with SAS University Edition

A few months ago I shared the news about Jupyter notebook support for SAS. If you have SAS for Linux, you can install a free open-source project called sas-kernel and begin running SAS code within your Jupyter notebooks. In my post, I hinted that support for this might be coming

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What makes a Data Scientist ?

August 5, 2016
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The term Data Scientist is in vogue right now. Let’s explore Data Science, what key skills make a data scientist and how SAS’ Academy of Data Science may help advance your career. The term "data science" (originally used interchangeably with "datalogy") has existed for over thirty years and was used

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91% of the US didn’t vote for Hillary or Trump!

August 5, 2016
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How is it that 91% of the US didn't vote for either Hillary or Trump in the primary, but yet they're still the final two candidates in the presidential election? Let's break it down with a simple graph! I recently saw a really cool slideshow on the nytimes website, that answered

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