Posts Tagged ‘ forecasting ’

How my SAS Press book was born

October 8, 2015
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This guest blog post comes from Dr. David Dickey, one of our original SAS Press authors. Hope you enjoy! In the late 1970s, shortly after SAS was founded, I was approached by Herbert Kirk and John  Brocklebank from SAS to put together a course on time series.  This was reasonably

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Forecasting more than just your odds in Las Vegas

September 24, 2015
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In October I will be at the Analytics 2015 conference in Las Vegas.  I’ve never been to Las Vegas before.  People tell me that if you are better than average in forecasting where a small ball will end up after it’s been spinning for a while in a dish with

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Saving lives in the emergency dept. with analytics and forecasting

October 25, 2013
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Reacting to the demand in the rapidly changing environment of an emergency department can be a major challenge. Frequent mismatches between patient need and the health care professionals available to provide that care can result in significant human an...
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March Madness, Moneyball, and sports analytics

March 21, 2013
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A big part of  "winning" these days (be it sports or a business) is performing analytics better than your competition.  This is demonstrated in awe-inspiring fashion in the book (and movie) "Moneyball."  And on that topic, I'd like to show you a f...
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Greetings from Analytics 2011

October 24, 2011
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Hello everyone. My name is Jerry Oglesby and I’m the Sr. Director of SAS’ Global Academic and Certification Program and the co-chair of SAS’ 14th annual analytics conference, Analytics 2011. For those of you joining us in Orlando starting today (...
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Moving standard deviation

August 18, 2011
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Dear Miss SAS Answers, I am having a tough time developing SAS code to determine volatility ( i.e.: the moving standard deviation using GARCH approach). I need a conditional volatility measure of exchange rate from past 40 years. I have data from the
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We Wanted to Call It "All the Statistics You Missed in B-School"

January 3, 2011
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Happy New Year!! This is a good time to think about what was going on here in SAS Education one year ago, and to introduce you to a big project that I'm really excited to "take public." In January 2010 (as well as throughout 2009), we kept getti...
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What do Simon Cowell, Elvis Presley and SAS have in common?

May 17, 2010
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What do Simon Cowell, Elvis Presley and SAS have in common?

Larry LaRusso is the Editor of SAS Training Report. His editorial letter from the May issue was so good, I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy! If you had to choose the Simon Cowell of the mid-1900s, you'd be hard-pressed to pick someone m...
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