Posts Tagged ‘ Maps ’

Where are different languages spoken?

July 7, 2015
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As you travel around the world, do you know where English, French, Spanish, and Arabic are spoken? This blog will help you quickly answer that question, with some cool SAS maps! But first, here's a picture of my friend Joy posing beside an interesting sign during one of her international

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SAS/GRAPH: Intermediate Tricks (a Handbook for the Wizard’s Apprentice)

May 5, 2015
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Did you ever wish you could master SAS/GRAPH, and create graphs and maps that were customized exactly like you wanted them? Then this free eBook is for you! Probably the most memorable book for me was the Necronomicon in the Army of Darkness movie. How many of you liked that

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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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