Posts Tagged ‘ analytics ’

Could I get a Brexit map over here, please!?!

June 27, 2016
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With the recent vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union being all over the news, I was a bit embarrassed to realize I didn't know exactly what areas are (and aren't) considered part of the UK. After a few Google searches, I found the following map  on the

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Are there Zika mosquitoes in your county?

June 22, 2016
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Let's create a souped-up SAS map that can track Zika-carrying mosquitoes down to the county level, in the US! A few months ago, I wrote a blog post with a world map of documented locations of the Aedes mosquitoes that could carry the Zika virus. The world map showed a high concentration

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Will independent voters decide the election?

June 21, 2016
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In recent years, more and more people have been registering as independent voters in the US, rather than Democrat or Republican - the independents now control well over 1/3 of the votes. Will they likely vote for the Democrat or Republican candidates in the upcoming election? Let's break down some numbers

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July 4th Fireworks Safety

June 16, 2016
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Here in the US, our July 4th Independence Day holiday is coming up. It's a festive holiday with lots of fun & fireworks, but you also need to also be careful ... and I've got the graphs to prove it! Last year, I wrote a blog post about a SAS

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The big fat truth about the US weight problem

June 14, 2016
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I recently read an article that claims 35% of men, and 40% of women in the US are now obese. Yikes! I wondered when this happened, and whether it had been a gradual or sudden change. If I only had some graphs ... which the article didn't provide. I did some

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Analytics Experience – Maximize your conference trip

June 13, 2016
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When I travel for work, I want to get the most out of my trip. So while I was in Las Vegas in April for SAS Global Forum, I used my free time to check out what’s in store for the Analytics Experience at the Bellagio, Sept. 12-14. Take a

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These aren’t the drones you’re looking for – but those are!

June 9, 2016
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With recent advances in quadcopters, or drones, they have become pretty capable and fun flying machines. And just about anybody can afford the entry-level models. They've recently become prevalent enough that the government has started coming up with rules, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started requiring owners to register drones that

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I see spots – sunspots!

June 8, 2016
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For the first time in 4.5 years, we had a day with zero sunspots - I think this special occasion calls for some sunspot graphs! But before we get started, here's one of the many pictures my friend Kirk took of the sun down in Marco Island, Florida. Spots or no

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