Posts Tagged ‘ analytics ’

A graph fit for a Prince

April 25, 2016
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I was sad to hear that one of my favorite singers, Prince, died last week. This blog post describes a graph I created to show his legacy. Prince was at the height of his popularity when I was in high school and college, which were the formative years for much of

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Looking for cheaters in the Boston Marathon data

April 19, 2016
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With more and more data available these days, and computers that can analyze that data, it's becoming feasible to look for fraud in events such as the Boston Marathon. So put on your detective hat, and follow along as I show you how to use SAS to be a data sleuth!

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R’s Growth Continues to Accelerate

April 19, 2016
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R’s Growth Continues to Accelerate

Each year I update the growth in R’s capability on The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. And each year, I think R’s incredible rate of growth will finally slow down. Below is a graph of the latest data, and as … Continue reading
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How much will that taxi cost me?

April 15, 2016
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Are you afraid that if you take a ride in a taxi, you might get "taken for a ride"? If trying to figure out the reasonable price of a taxi is a bit voodoo/black-box to you, here is a SAS data analysis of over 12 million NYC Yellow Cab rides, that

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Getting down and dirty with lake water quality data

April 13, 2016
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Just like my hero Mike Rowe on the Dirty Jobs TV show, I'm finally diving into an area involving water quality ... and poop! Let's take a graphical look at just how clean (or dirty) the water is, at the lake where my Raleigh Dragon Boat Club practices... Before we get

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Things to do in Vegas during SAS Global Forum

April 5, 2016
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While you're at SAS Global Forum (or any conference) in Las Vegas, you might have a bit of spare time to do some sightseeing. Therefore I've put together a list & map of interesting things you might want to experience! Below is a snapshot of my map - click it

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Speak up! The Analytics Experience is opening its call for content

March 31, 2016
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The Analytics conference series is getting a modern makeover. And it’s not just a new name. The Analytics Experience, Sept. 12-14 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, is bringing thought leaders and analytics gurus together for one big event. So whether you’re a geek or a suit you can create

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Drug overdose deaths are on the rise in the US

March 30, 2016
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Lately I've seen several articles about drug overdose deaths being on the increase. But I didn't really like the graphs in those articles, so I tried to create some better ones using SAS ... For example, here's a map from the National Center for Health Statistics website (see the 3rd dashboard/tab

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