Posts Tagged ‘ Maps ’

Breaking Bad (data) with SAS!

March 5, 2014
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In the Breaking Bad TV series, Walter White has an impressive lab where he secretly makes the illegal drug methamphetamine (meth). Wouldn't it be cool to use SAS to show the locations of all the clandestine meth labs in the US?!? Let's do it!... In thi...
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New U.S. sample data available in SAS 9.4

July 25, 2013
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In previous versions of SAS, if you wanted to experiment with creating U.S. maps in Proc GMAP, there wasn't any good sample data available.  Unless you had your own data available, you probably ended up using the maps.us x/y points as your DATA= ... w...
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Smooth sailing (and smooth lines!) in SAS 9.4 gif graphs

July 9, 2013
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SAS 9.3 already has smooth (anti-aliased) lines in SAS/GRAPH device=png output, and in SAS 9.4 you will also get smooth lines in your device=gif output (and gif animations)!  Woo-hoo!!! Here are a couple of simple examples to demonstrate: The firs...
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Real-world analytics for Analytics 2013!

June 12, 2013
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You might have seen my previous blog, where I plotted some interesting tourist attractions on a geographical map of the British Isles (which may be of interest to Analytics 2013 Conference delegates)... Well this blog uses even more powerful analytics,...
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Interesting & quirky tourist attractions near London and Analytics 2013

June 6, 2013
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Are you going to Analytics 2013 in London?!? And if so, have you found any fun/interesting/touristy things to do while you're there? ... Being an analytics conference, I thought it would be good to apply some "analytics" to the task!  So I took some...
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Using fast food prices as an index of purchasing power

May 22, 2013
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I recently read an interesting article in The Economist, where they describe "The Big Mac index."  This is an index they invented as a lighthearted guide to compare currencies in different countries. In their article they create a multi-panel displa...
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Tracking tornadoes with SAS

January 31, 2013
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We had some fierce wind storms all across the United States yesterday, which even spawned some tornadoes! It looks like we weathered the storm OK here in Cary (but I still need to run out to the lake and make sure my pontoon/houseboat is still there, ...
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Browser wars: And the winner is …

August 28, 2012
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Have you ever tried to put something on the Web, and then it looks different for other people (or maybe doesn't work at all)? ... And you eventually found that it was because they were using a different browser? That's one of the reasons I like tradi...
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