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Where did that gasoline pipeline break?

September 19, 2016
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Last week, one of the major pipelines supplying gasoline to the eastern US broke. Do you know where the break is, and which states will be having shortages? Me neither! ... So, of course, I created a SAS map to help... First I read up about the spill on various

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You’ve got 10 minutes to present your analysis

September 9, 2016
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A good data analyst has to be focused, methodical, creative, rigorous, analytical and more when doing their work. If that is not enough, when presenting their work the wisdom of a philosopher may be required. It seems the requirements do not stop.  The analyst is wise to remember the words

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Where will the ‘union vote’ matter most in the upcoming election?

September 8, 2016
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In the past, a large percentage of US workers have been union members, and the unions could exert a big influence on elections. How powerful are the unions these days, an where do they wield the most influence? Let's map it out... In 1954, almost 35% of US workers belonged to

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The Analytics Experience – virtually anywhere

September 6, 2016
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Analytics experts and decision makers are taking over Las Vegas Sept. 12-14 while attending Analytics Experience. Whether you are in Vegas or need to participate from the luxury of your sofa or office, read on for help to stay connected and be a part of it all. Watch Live There

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Are milkweed and monarchs making a comeback?

August 31, 2016
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Everyone who knows about monarch butterflies, likes monarch butterflies. This blog post focuses on their food source - milkweed. And to get you in the mood, here's an amazingly beautiful picture my friend Eniko made of a monarch: In recent years, I had heard reports of the dwindling number of

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Analog clocks, vinyl records, and payphones

August 30, 2016
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What do people have in common who have used analog clocks, vinyl records, and payphones?  They were all probably born before 1980! Now, let's focus on those payphones!... A lot of young kids these days can't imagine a world where everyone doesn't have a wireless phone. My buddy Ed likes

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How close are you to a nuclear plant?

August 25, 2016
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Have you ever wondered how far you live from the closest nuclear power plant? I've crunched the numbers for cities here in the US, and created an interactive SAS map to help answer that question! The average age of US nuclear power plants is 35 years, and there just doesn't

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A map of Zika cases in the US

August 24, 2016
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As Zika starts spreading into the US, it will be important to have a way to track it. Therefore I wrote some SAS code to pull the latest data from the CDC website, and plot it on a map... But before we get into the details of my map, I

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