Posts Tagged ‘ SAS Visual Analytics ’

An introduction to SAS Visual Analytics: the Parallel Period function of the Derived Item calculations

October 9, 2017
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My new SAS Press book “An Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics” (written in collaboration with Tricia Aanderud and Rob Collum) covers all of the different aspects of SAS® Visual Analytics, including how to develop reports, load data, and handle administration. Below is an example of the types of tips that you can find

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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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Finding SAS Visual Analytics Reports that use a Table

April 12, 2017
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“How do I list all of the SAS® Visual Analytics reports that use a particular SAS table?” I was asked this question today and thought of at least 2 ways to answer it. The first is to build a query to use in the Metacoda Metadata Explorer Plug-in and the second is to use...
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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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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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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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SAS Visual Analytics: Bubble Plots for Less Toil and Trouble

April 24, 2016
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You cannot research bubble plots from any data visualization expert without reading a reference to the Hans Rosling’s Ted Talk Let My Dataset Change Your Mindset. It may have been the first time a bubble plot gained a mainstream appeal noted Stephen Few in his Show Me the Numbers book. Rosling provided an intense amount of...
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