Posts Tagged ‘ data ’

SAS Code: Simple Macro to Benchmark Data Performance

August 8, 2012
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SAS Code: Simple Macro to Benchmark Data Performance

When troubleshooting data performance problems, IO problems, or simple library connectivity, I use a simple snippet of code to push the data storage to the limits.  It is useful because it stresses the data storage component, whether it be a SAS dataset on local file storage or an external database like Oracle, and it...
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Business Intelligence: Good Things to Share!

June 22, 2012
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Business Intelligence: Good Things to Share!

I have been very busy in the past month writing guest post for some of the different blogs that I follow and find interesting.  I’ve also been reading some books that I wanted to share with you! Blogging! Blogging! and More Blogging! Here’s some of the guest posts that I have contributed around the...
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Writing Code to Capture New Twitter Followers

June 20, 2012
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Writing Code to Capture New Twitter Followers

While at the SAS Global Forum, someone said to me – “You cannot write code in SAS Enterprise Guide.”  It was a little shocking to me that the person thought SAS Enterprise Guide was all wizards, flow diagrams, and magic. After talking to a few other folks I have found that it is a...
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SAS EG 5.1 – Data Exploration Feature

June 13, 2012
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SAS EG 5.1 – Data Exploration Feature

I really dig the SAS Enterprise Guide 5.1 – Data Explorer Tool.  How many times have you received a new data set that you know nothing about? While it’s not like it takes forever to run some PROC FREQ/MEANS – but what if it’s already done for you or can be done quickly?  Did...
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Import Odd Spreadsheet Data

May 30, 2012
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Import Odd Spreadsheet Data

Perhaps you took my advise a few weeks back and took advantage of the amazing (trumps blare!) SAS Enterprise Guide ability to import MS Excel spreadsheets.  However, if your spreadsheet is a little different – then you may run into some issue when you go to import it.  For instance, look at this import: ...
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Using SAS to Automatically Forecast

April 6, 2012
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Using SAS to Automatically Forecast

In honor of Easter, here’s a rare egg for the BI Notes blog – information about SAS statistical products! Today guest blogger Phil Low offers some insight about some of the other SAS procedures, particularly those used for the forecasting. Would You Manually Forecast 60,000 Data Items? Ever wake up to find you have...
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SAS Introduces the Visual Analytics Solution

March 26, 2012
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SAS Introduces the Visual Analytics Solution

Last Friday, SAS introduced the Visual Analytics solution.  Last fall, I saw the demo of this tool and I have to say it’s really cool! It’s part of their High Performance Analytics (HPA) product family.   I’m curious to see it in my own environment and start showing you guys some of it’s cool features....
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Social Network Analysis – SAS on the CrimeWatch

March 16, 2012
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Check out my post on AllAnalytis.Com about how SAS is using analytics to fight fraudsters.  Looks out crooks!  Plus there was an e-chat yesterday with Angela and Dennis Toomey.  Lots of cool information about the techno...
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