Posts Tagged ‘ analytics ’

Examining 200k+ Russian troll tweets

February 20, 2018
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Unless you live under a rock, you've probably seen news reports that Russian trolls have been posting on social media to allegedly conduct what they called "information warfare against the United States, with the stated goal of spreading distrust towar...
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SAS Academy for Data Science creates top-rate analytical professionals

February 16, 2018
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Do a quick search on “data scientist” on any of the popular job boards and there’s no denying the global shortage of data scientists is a real one. And, whether you’re looking for the salary commensurate with the prestigious title, a fast pass to the C...
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Building a SAS Global Forum infographic

February 14, 2018
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You might have seen a SAS Global Forum infographic floating around the web. And maybe you  wondered how you might create something similar using SAS software? If so, then this blog's for you - I have created my own version of the infographic using SAS/...
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Can felons vote in your state?

February 2, 2018
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Can felons vote? This seemed like a simple question, but I realized that I wasn't 100% sure of the answer. Therefore I looked into the data ... and apparently "it depends". Follow along and see how I created a map to help answer this question. But befo...
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Does Detroit really have the most violent crime?

February 1, 2018
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For the past few years, I've been hearing from many news sources that Detroit is the most violent large city in the US. If the news is saying this, then the data should corroborate it, eh? Well, of course I decided to check for myself... When comparing...
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Building a better flu map!

January 30, 2018
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The flu seems to be especially potent this year. "How potent is it," you might ask? ... Well, let's plot some data on a map to help find out! Here in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiles data about diseases, and provide...
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A better way to view flu data

January 29, 2018
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Have you, or someone you know, gotten the flu this year? Word on the street is that this year's flu might be particularly bad, and the data seem to be corroborating that so far. You don't want to take my word for it? -- well then, let's have a look [.....
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North Korea’s 117 missile tests

January 25, 2018
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Data doesn't always have to be 'big data' to be interesting. For example, I recently ran across a small, but very interesting, database containing all of North Korea's missile tests. The data was a bit difficult to digest in the formats provided, therefore I decided to try my hand at

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