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Creating a Web Analytics Report in SAS Visual Analytics 8.1

June 19, 2017
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Recently I was asked to create a Web Analytics dashboard on spec. I decided to use the latest version SAS Visual Analytics 8.1 so I could review the new features. When we wrote the Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics book, we were using beta versions of the application. Here’s some of the process I...
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Designing Dashboards: Sending Your Style Vibe

January 21, 2017
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OK I admit it, I’m a font geek.If I visit a website with a gross font, I don’t go back. It’s true. Want me to adore you?  Send me an email in my favorite font – it will impress me. It communicates your style vibe and if we are on the same wavelength, then...
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SAS Visual Analytics: Design Versus Reality

October 5, 2016
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Recently, Alan Hjemsted Muller from Denmark contacted me with some additional ideas about he had with solving dashboard issues. He provided a gorgeous dashboard that is used in the Elsinore Municipality. This dashboard (in Danish) – it is about a kindergarten.  He offered to send it in English but I like it in Danish. It allows...
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Seize the Day! Submit an #SASGF Abstract by Oct 3

September 21, 2016
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Are you considering submitting an abstract for SAS Global Forum 2017? Maybe you have already read the posts about how it helps your career and the excitement of sharing ideas. What is holding you back? Maybe you don’t have an idea, maybe you fear presentations, or maybe you just are unsure of the process. I...
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Need a Dynamic X-Axis with Your SAS Visual Analytics Report?

July 31, 2016
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I like to read the SAS Visual Analytics area of SAS Communities site. From the site I have overcome issues I had as well as learned other ways to think how you can solve common issues. As many long time SAS users know – there’s always more than one way to accomplish something with SAS! Recently,...
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Planning Your Dashboard

June 6, 2016
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A dashboard starts with planning. In my last post, we talked about gauges and when you want to use them. In this post, we will apply the gauges to a dashboard. Gauges cannot live by themselves – they need supporting information. It must be clear how the information supports the gauges. I’ll use the same...
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Why Dashboard Gauges aren’t as Bad as You Think

May 22, 2016
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Dashboard gauges were once the darling of the executive suite. Some designer took inspiration from a car dashboard and its gauges. A gauge is useful because it tells us how fast we are going or how much gas is in the tank. My newer model dashboard still has gauges but it also states how many miles until empty. That...
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SAS Visual Analytics: Modern Theme Vs Classic Theme

May 8, 2016
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At the SAS Global Forum 2016 the SAS Viya platform was announced and part of the platform was SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Visual Statistics converting to the HTML5 interface. Noticeable changes were that the Designer and the Explorer have merged into ...
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