Regression Coefficients for Orthogonal Polynomials

November 17, 2010
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In a previous post, I discussed computing regression coefficients in different polynomial bases and showed how the coefficients change when you change the basis functions. In particular, I showed how to convert the coefficients computed in one bas...
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Improving customer loyalty with attrition modeling

November 16, 2010
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Customer retention is a vital concern to many industries including financial services, telecommunications, healthcare and insurance. Many organizations use data mining and analytics to analyze customer behavior to learn attrition risk factors mos...
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Look before you buy: peek at your data details before opening

November 16, 2010
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Are you afraid of big commitments? Do you like to shop around thoroughly before making a purchase decision? I can't help you with most of Life's Big Choices, but I can help you in one way: I can show you how to learn more about your data set...
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NOTE: BI Clients V4.3 Available; SAS in Microsoft Outlook (SAS Central)

November 16, 2010
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NOTE: BI Clients V4.3 Available; SAS in Microsoft Outlook (SAS Central)

Version 4.3 of the SAS BI clients was released in the last couple of days. Read more in the What's Different (Planning for Maintenance) page on the SAS web site. Not only did I miss SAS Global Forum this year, but I also missed the announcem...
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NOTE: World Programming vs SAS – Both Sides Claim Victory!

November 16, 2010
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NOTE: World Programming vs SAS – Both Sides Claim Victory!

The court case between SAS and World Programming Ltd (WPL) recently ended with both sides claiming victory. No surprise there then! Outside the court, it became a battle of the press releases... WPL's press release told of David slaying...
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!= does not == ne

November 15, 2010
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In general, the more programming languages you work with, the better you are going to become as a programmer. I try to work with a new language about every year, so I can stretch my little brain in lots of different directions.However, the downside is...
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Copyrights and Apple Pie

November 15, 2010
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Like all writers (and artists, musicians, software developers, and other creators of content) I am concerned about the problem of copyright infringement. (Here is my previous post about this.)  So I was interested to find out that while I was at the Western Users of SAS Software conference, there was a veritable brouhaha about...
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Four tips for building a social media audience

November 15, 2010
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Social media is an information gathering and exchange tool. It is one tool in the communication grab bag – an idea that is slowly starting to sink in for marketing professionals and non-professionals alike, which is making social media more appr...
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Social media isn’t for everyone, is it?

November 15, 2010
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The NorthEast SAS Users Group conference invited Dave Thomas, Executive Director for New Marketing Labs, to give the keynote address at Sunday night’s opening session. His address was titled “Why Should SAS Professionals Use Social Media?” T...
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