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Hurricane Florence: rainfall totals in the Carolinas

September 18, 2018
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"We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin' rain, and big ol' fat rain, rain that flew in sideways, and sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath." Was that a quote from the Forrest Gump movie, or something ...
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Three Proc SQL Tips from Bestselling Author Kirk Paul Lafler

September 18, 2018
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SAS Press author Kirk Paul Lafler's favorite tips using PROC SQL. The post Three Proc SQL Tips from Bestselling Author Kirk Paul Lafler appeared first on SAS Learning Post.
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Essential SAS tools to bring to your next hackathon

September 17, 2018
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Essential SAS tools to bring to your next hackathon

To succeed in any data-focused hackathon, you need a robust set of tools and skills – as well as a can-do attitude.  Here's what you can expect from any hackathon: Messy data.   It might come from a variety of sources, and won't necessarily be organized for analytics or reporting.  That's

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Linearly spaced vectors in SAS

September 17, 2018
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Linearly spaced vectors in SAS

The SAS/IML language and the MATLAB language are similar. Both provide a natural syntax for performing high-level computations on vectors and matrices, including basic linear algebra subroutines. Sometimes a SAS programmer will convert an algorithm from MATLAB into SAS/IML. Because the languages are not identical, I am sometimes asked, "what

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Two interfaces for typing text by using a TV remote control

September 12, 2018
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Two interfaces for typing text by using a TV remote control

Have you ever tried to type a movie title by using a TV remote control? Both Netflix and Amazon Video provide an interface (a virtual keyboard) that enables you to use the four arrow keys of a standard remote control to type letters. The letters are arranged in a regular

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Hurricane Florence – and other category 4 hurricanes that hit NC

September 10, 2018
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Here in North Carolina (NC), we're pretty much resigned to the fact that many of the hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean are going to visit us. NC sticks out farther into the ocean than most of our neighboring states, and that just makes a tempting target...
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Speeding Up Your Analytics with Machine Learning (Part 2)

September 10, 2018
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This blog post introduces the use of deep learning to train a deep neural network to further improve performance; and hybrid architectures. The post Speeding Up Your Analytics with Machine Learning (Part 2) appeared first on SAS Learning Post.
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Distances on rectangular grids

September 10, 2018
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Distances on rectangular grids

Given a rectangular grid with unit spacing, what is the expected distance between two random vertices, where distance is measured in the L1 metric? (Here "random" means "uniformly at random.") I recently needed this answer for some small grids, such as the one to the right, which is a 7 x 6

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