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What’s the must-have Thanksgiving side dish?

November 22, 2017
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If you're preparing a big Thanksgiving dinner, then you don't want to leave out the most popular side dish, do you?!? But what is the most popular side dish? ... If you don't already know, then perhaps some data & analytics can help! But before we get started, here's a

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How a data guy cooks a Thanksgiving dinner!

November 21, 2017
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Here in the US, we're preparing to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Therefore  this Thursday most families in the US will be having a big turkey dinner. Although I'm a bachelor guy and eat out all the time, I'm actually a pretty good cook - and I'd ...
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Using SAS to Help Girl Scouts Grow Cookie Sales!

November 20, 2017
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Motivating students is one of the major challenges teachers and student advocates face on a daily basis and encouraging students to be interested in analytics is a whole other mountain to climb, or is it? What motivates students? Often we make assumpti...
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Does your dashboard measure up?

November 18, 2017
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Information Dashboards were the hot topic a few years ago, but the hype seems to have died down lately. A good dashboard is still a very useful way to summarize, analyze, and share data - so I thought I'd re-visit the topic, and try to improve an old d...
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When are the fall leaves at their peak?

November 10, 2017
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One of the great things about living in an area that has seasons is you get to see the leaves change colors in the fall. If you're a big fan of seeing the leaves at their peak, you could actually travel around the country and see the leaves at their [....
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Graphing mistakes to avoid … like the plague!

November 9, 2017
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I recently saw an alarming article on social media about an outbreak of airborne plague spreading from Madagascar to Africa (and potentially to the rest of the world). The plague?!? - I thought that only happened hundreds of years ago?!? I don't really...
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Which country has the most powerful passport?

October 26, 2017
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If you plan to travel abroad and see the world, you'll need a passport. And, depending on several factors, you might also need travel visas. Which passports allow you to travel with the least amount of hassle (and the least amounts of visas)? Let's cre...
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Compatibility between model data and the target population

October 20, 2017
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To make accurate predictions, it is necessary that the sample data you use for model development is compatible with the target population. The distribution of each input used in the model should be similar in the sample and the target population. In yo...
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